If ever two were one, then surely we if ever man were lov'd by wife, then thee if ever wife was happy in a man, compare with me ye women if you can i prize thy love more than whole mines of gold, or all the riches that the east doth hold. Poetic devices in to my dear and loving husband these love poems were written by lovers usually to woo their beloved or their unattainable desires to reach out to them here, in this form a wife being the speaker professes her love to her husband. Anne bradstreet's passionate love poems to her husband are some of the memorable in her canon because of the rawness of her expression to my dear and loving husband is frequently read at weddings due to its succinct yet bold expression of marital love.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,my rivers cannot quench compare the song of solomon: muche water can not quenche love, nether can the floods drowne it (geneva bible) also, quench could mean to satisfy nor oughtought anything but love from thee give recompenserecompense. Expression of feelings in to my dear and loving husband by anne bradstreet - the love between husband and wife in the ideal state of marriage may be considered and analogy for the love between christ and the soul or christ and his church (stafford) love in a christian definition is a. Report abuse transcript of to my dear and loving husband presentation an example of improper puritan behavior is she prides her husband over gold (bradstreet 102) in a puritan society nothing can come between your relationship with god, including her husband.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench, nor ought but love from thee give recompense thy love is such i can no way repay the heavens reward thee dear miss: notwithstanding the cloud of doubts which overshadows the mind of adoring fancy, when i trace that vermillion cheek, that sapphire eye of. To my dear and loving husband by anne bradstreet if ever two were one, then surely we if ever man were lov'd by wife, then thee if ever wife was happy in. My love is what you truly own come soon and make our house a home inside those walls you are doing your time, not being here with me is your only true crime my dear husband got sentenced to prison on august 7th it's the hardest thing to be away from him. In the poem, upon my dear and loving husband his going into england jan many chalk the ideals of anne bradstreet up to her time of residence on this earth in her poem, to my dear and loving husband, bradstreet shows an almost conceited tone when speaking of her husband.
Loving is certainly the most appropriate word to describe the relationship between the speaker and her husband the speaker is trying to infer that her marriage is wonderful and they certainly did not appreciate the arts, and they were appalled 2 educator answers to my dear and loving husband. Anne bradstreet (née dudley 1612-1672) was the most famous of early english poets in her time and the first published female writer in the british-north american colonies addressed to bradstreet's husband, the poem depicts the intimacy of a couple deeply in love. Anne bradstreet's poem, to my dear and loving husband, is a relatively short poem in which she expresses her undying love, affection, and gratitude for her husband it is puritan culture for women to remain reserved, regardless of how they may truly feel however she makes it her obligation to make. My love is such that rivers cannot quench, nor ought but love from thee give recompense thy love is such i can no way repay the heavens reward thee manifold, i pray then while we live, in love let's so persevere that when we live no more, we may live ever © by owner provided at no charge for.
Critics agree that to my dear and loving husband, along with bradstreet's other private poems, offers a unique glimpse into the mind-set of both the puritans and anne bradstreet the puritans were not quite the dour, religious fanatics that many people once believed they were. This poem, to my dear and loving husband, is a loving tribute from bradstreet to her husband certainly, in the early american, puritan colonies, this work would have been seen as a wife's duty as well as a lovely gesture today, however, it might well be seen as the babblings of a dependent wife. However, the speaker's love for her husband almost seems to outweigh her devotion to god dedicated puritans tried not to love any earthly thing more than god the poet wishes of the union to continue after death even though christians then and now believe that earthly unions dissolve at death. Among her best-known works is to my dear and loving husband, in which she uses biblical allusion and deeply felt theological language to express her otherwise-secular love for her husband, simon bradstreet. In comparison to huswifery, to my dear and loving husband is full of inversion the lines in her poem start out short and grow longer as the poem goes on this parallels her growing love in the poem for example, in the first stanza a line contains eight words in the second stanza a line contains nine.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench, nor aught but love from thee, give recompence thy love is such i can no way repay, the heavens reward bradstreet praises her 'dear and loving husband', whom she regards as her complement, the one who completes her his love is more valuable to her. Anne bradstreet, the author of to my dear and loving husband was a puritan this had great influence on the meaning and theme of her poem the purpose of my essay is to analyze anne bradstreet as a loving, caring and godly wife using the theme of the verse if ever two were one, then. Anne bradstreet's poem, to my dear and loving husband presents a beautiful love theme anne bradstreet's poem to my dear and loving husband is capable of being interpreted in more than one way this ambiguity allows the reader to understand the poem on the surface, and on a deeper level. She begins the poem, to my dear and loving husband, with a proclamation this reveals her truly deep love for her husband by claiming that if any two people in the history of marriages have ever been bonded together as though they were one person, then surely she and her husband are bonded.
Bradstreet loved her husband very much, and wrote scads of poems about him in many ways, despite the fact that it's two lines short of being a traditional sonnet (which has fourteen lines) to my dear and loving husband reminds us of many classic love sonnets by, say, shakespeare. In lines 5-7 of to my dear and loving husband, how does the poet use hyperbole to emphasize her feelings for her husband to emphasize her husband's love, she exaggerates it by saying it is more prized than gold and riches, cannot be quenched by a river, or cannot be repaid.