She states my love is such that rivers cannot quench

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Bradstreet describes how her love is worth more than any amount of water. She states, “My love is such that rivers cannot quench, nor ought but love from thee give recompense” (Bradstreet, P. 658, line 7 & 8). This paints a picture of a love that is so powerful that not even rivers can quench the desire she has for the love she is describing. This makes one think about how powerful someone’s love must be that even the thirstiest person in the world cannot be satisfied with all the water in the rivers. This picture makes a person believe in a powerful love. Bradstreet ends her poem on lines 11 and 12, stating “then while we live, in love let’s so persevere, that when we live no more we may live ever” (Bradstreet, P. 658). In these lines, Bradstreet explains how their love is so strong for one another that they will outlive death by letting their love carry them into the afterlife together. She describes a love that is able to keep them immortal, so to speak. A love that will help them stay together for all eternity. This type of image gives one the impression of walking into the gates of Heaven with that special person by

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