taylor and bradstreet - the middle of a poem Taylor was a...

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Bradstreet was from a wealthy family and Came over with on the same ship as John Winthrop. She shows us that she struggles with weaned affection in the poem Upon the Burring of Our House July 10 th 1666. She names things off some sort of list of memories and then writes of her slowworms for the glory of God saying “But yet sufficient for us left when by the ruins oft I past my sorrowing eyes aside did cast”. These parts of the poem seem to illustrate her motherly side of wanting the best for her children and home. As our Professor also said her poems show an insight to the daily life of a Puritan woman, mother, and wife. Bradstreet’s poems about Marriage, motherhood, and childbirth are not in the same plain style as her governor Winthrop. I found her poems to be very educated and deep in feeling. Edward Taylor’s poem was hard to read for me. I don’t enjoy having to read definitions during
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Unformatted text preview: the middle of a poem. Taylor was a minister and teacher of his settlement because of his education. There are many references to the bible in this poem but I can still see some humor of flowery words. This might lead the reader to think he also struggled with weaned affection. I dont think he struggled at all. Weaning of all affections and attachment of earth things and putting them second to God was what he gave sermons on so why would he struggle with it. I found it very interesting that the church also served as a fort which our Professor referenced in the voice thread. Talk about defending your religion. Taylor also spoke of a knot that the sword of Alexander the great could not break, thats romantic I might use that line later this week....
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course ENGL 231 taught by Professor Hammon during the Spring '11 term at Central Piedmont Community College.

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