Anne Bradstreet - 5

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1.Identify and explain an emotion that Bradstreet expresses in her poem that any mother might have. Any other mother would have felt the stress she did for her kids. 2.Read Bradstreet's biography. List two hardships she endured throughout her life. Then, in at least two sentences, explain how these hardships might have influenced her poem "In Reference to Her Children." Anne had to go through the process of immigration to the United States and her becoming victim to small pox making her joints stiff possibly inspiring her writing. 3.Figurative language is an important element in poetry. Taking tone and style into consideration provide a simile that could be inserted in Bradstreet's poem and briefly explain your comparison. 4.Using the poem, answer the following questions.

a.How many children does Bradstreet have? 8
b.How many are girls?5
c. How many are boys?3
d.What did the first child do when he grew up? Fly to regions far e.Where are the last three children? In the nest fully developing

5.What comfort is Bradstreet giving to her children by saying: "In chirping languages oft them tell You had a Dame that lov'd you well, That did what could be done for young And nurst you up till you were strong" She won leave them until she knows that they are strong enough to survive on there own. Part 2: Extended Response

Choose one of the two prompts below and respond in a well-developed paragraph of 5-7 complete sentences. 2.Imagine the guilt Reverend Dimmesdale must have felt. Did he do the right thing? Write a paragraph to defend or condemn his actions in keeping silent for so long. I feel Reverend Dimmesdale felt extremely guilty for the sins he has committed but he didn’t do the right thing. I think this because he saw hester standing there on the scaffold being punished for his crime and stood there and watched. He also could speak with her publically it was always in secrecy. So he may have felt guilty but not guilty enough even though he carved the a...
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