Anne Bradstreet Poems

Anne Bradstreet Poems
Group Assignments
• Assignment: Before 8pm the night before class, read the
poem for your group. Then write at least 4 sentences
summarizing the main idea of the poem and how you think
the poem can help us understand Puritan life and beliefs. Do
you see any conflict between Bradstreet’s views on life and
those espoused in the other documents? Provide evidence
from documents to support your case. Then respond critically
to another group member’s comments in at least 2 sentences.
• Group One: Anne Bradstreet, “Verses upon the Burning of
Our House“
• Group Two: Bradstreet, “Before the Birth of One of Her
• Group Three: Bradstreet, “To My Dear and Loving Husband”
• Group Four: Bradstreet, “A Letter to Her Husband, Absent
Upon Public Employment"