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The Burning Of Puritan America

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There are plenty of literary works around the idea of Puritan America, among those are Of Plymouth Plantation, Here follows some verses upon the burning of our house, and Dickinson and Witchcraft. Each of these works has to do with Puritan beliefs. The first example found in the poem by Anne Bradstreet, was when she begins to scold her heart for being overly vain, mourning over her burnt house, and not being patient with what God had planned, ¨Then straight I 'gin my heart to chide: And did thy/wealth on earth abide¨ (37-38). Bradstreet then realizes it all belongs to God and that she has no right to mourn. I believe this ties in with the question because Puritans believe when a bad situation happens and you aren’t patient with God, it’s a
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