Similarities Of Bradstreet And Wheatly

M.A. Richmond states in Bid the Vassal Soar, “There is a marked
similarity between the two poets in the accent on personal humility and
deep religious feeling.” The two poets that the quote is referring to, are
Anne Bradstreet, and Phillis Wheatley. Bradstreet and Wheatly may have
been different on the outside, but their writing styles are very similar.
They both wrote much more intellectually than women of their time were
expected to be able to.
In Anne Bradstreet's 60 years, she became an accomplished writer.
She was the first North American to publish a book of poems. Though it was
uncommon for women in her time to be well-educated, for fear that their
heads might explode, ...

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very short life, but her
accomplishments are still appreciated today. She was a slave brought over
from Africa, at a young age. She was purchased by the Wheatley's, who
taught her English and Latin. She used this knowledge to read the Bible
and other poets works. She had one book of poetry published. In these
poems, she used the tools of Latin vocabulary, inversions, and her
religious beliefs. After her master died, she became free and married a
free man. She was not given as much attention, however, and she died at
age 35.
Both Bradstreet, and Wheatley were more educated than would have
been expected of the women of their times, and situations. In their
writings, they both wrote with inversions, and used many religious
references. In comparing Bradstreet's Here Follow Some Verses upon the
Burning of Our House, and Wheatley's To the Right Honorable William, Earl
of Dartmouth, His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for North America,
etc., many similarities can be ...

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