Anne Bradstreet : The First American Poet And Woman Writer Of America

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Anne Bradstreet Anne Bradstreet was the first American poet and woman writer of America. Bradstreet was a well-educated woman; she used her father’s library to educate her self. Bradstreet’s writings were about her personal and puritan life. Her poetry expresses emotional and personal feelings. She produces a strong Puritan voice and also was one of the first to write English in the American colonies. Anne Bradstreet individualism lies in her choice of material rather than her style.
Anne Bradstreet was born in 1612 in Northampton, England. Her parents were Thomas and Dorothy Dudley. In 1630 she moved with her husband and her parents to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, where her husband and her father served as governors of the settlement. The families moved to America just like many Puritan settlers, in hopes of religious freedom, which could not be obtained in England. Bradstreet’s husband was frequently absent, but still managed to find time to write her poetry while raising 8 children. Also Her health was often poor, and she had bouts of serious illness. It is likely that she had tuberculosis. Yet among all this, she found time to write poetry ( Bradstreet 's work has endured, and she is still considered to be one of the most important early American poets ( Bradstreet was only sixteen and her husband was twenty-five years old but it was obvious they had a happy marriage as evidence of her poem, “To my Dear and Loving
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