Analysis Of Verses Upon The Burning Of Our House By Anne Bradstreet

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Behind a False Security Anne Bradstreet presents an iambic tetrameter in “Verses upon the Burning of our House”. As the title obviously presents, it’s the story of everything she realized when her house burned to the ground. Bradstreet demonstrates once more how she is fully committed to God and her beliefs. Since the moment she wakes up with shrieks of “fire, fire” her first instinct is to pray and to support and guide her. This poem displays what I can only describe as a clear camouflage of her real pain and perception of that moment her house vanish in front of her. Bradstreet starts of saying how indifferent she felt as she lost most if not all of her material possessions. Giving mention to a reference to one of the writings in the Hebrew

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