During the seventeenth century women were not treated as equal as the men. Anne Bradstreet is known as the first American poet. Bradstreet was born in Northampton, England in sixteen twelve, or at least close to there no one is really sure. Bradstreet will always be famous for her unique poetry, puritanical figure, and criticism that she got.
Anne Bradstreet’s poetry is very unique. In “The author to Her Book”, she keeps a very smooth rhyme scheme and criticizes her own poetry in a humorous way. The poem written on July tenth nineteen sixty six, “Upon the Burning of Our House”, Bradstreet used many bible translations such as Job 1:21: “The Lord gave, and the Lord gath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. In the poem “Before the Birth of One of Her Children” she really spoke what she was feeling before she had her child. The rhyme scheme is also very smooth like her other poems. This poem was never to be released, but an unknown editor published this poem and also “To My Dear and Loving Husband”. Bradstreet did not want to release these poems because she knew that she would be criticized of being non puritanical.
Anne Bradstreet is known as a puritanical poet and a puritanical woman. The poems “Upon the Burning of Our House” and “The Author to Her Book”, were one of her most famous poems. The poems use biblical references and show the defect of a human’s soul. Bradstreet, “read advidly, drawn chiefly to the serious and religious writings of the Puritan world, and very little toward those of that other world, just waning, in which there still lived at her birth Shakespeare and Cervantes, Ben Johnson And Francis Bacon.” She was known as a puritan, but was criticized for some of her work.
Anne Bradstreet was criticized a lot by other puritans thinking that she was not a true puritan. The poem, “To My Dear and Loving Husband”, Bradstreet tells how she feels about her husband. This expression was not tolerated by the puritan people....