Upon The Burning Of Our House July 10th, 1666



Throughout life people dwell on the fact that material things are all that matter in this superficial world. Yet, there are a few people, scattered throughout our over populated universe, that think our lives lead to a better world up above. It is expressed quite clearly that Anne Bradstreet doesn’t dwell on these unimportant matters for long in her poem “.” She shows that life is like a burning flame; although it destroy much in its path, life and growth can come from its beautiful flames.
Bradstreet sums up the meaning of her life in a simple six line, nine stanza poem. To write such a meaningful poem in iambic tetrameter, with rhymes in couplets show Bradstreets ability to make ...

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what is happening and says a quick prayer to God to save her comfort, and what, at the time, she considers her “life”. As she leaves her house in stanza three, taking one last look she realizes that all that was giving to her from God and now he takes what belongs to him. Stanza four and five show how she does treasure the material things, as does most people. Her thoughts and feelings expressed in these two stanzas show how she knows she is going to miss the trunk, chest and all else that lies in the ruins, that was destroyed in the burning flame. She shows great sadness when she dreams of all the things that no longer will occur in her house in stanza six. This last stanza is of thoughts of good-byes to her house and the end of her sad tone.
It is in the seventh stanza that Bradstreet changes her tone to one of hope and life. She realizes that through God all has happened as planed. She asked if all that she has on earth is her measurement in life? Is it humans she ...

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