Theme Of To My Dear And Loving Husband By Anne Bradstreet

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Poetry Analysis Poetry is a form of literature that can be both artistic and meaningful, with many similarities and differences between the poetry pieces created by the millions of famous poets throughout history. The poems “To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet and “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day” __ _______ ___________ are two examples of poetry masterpieces that not only have many things in common, but that also have things that make them unique and singular pieces of literature. When writing, poets like Shakespeare and Bradstreet try to convey a theme or meaning that they want their readers to comprehend and understand. Often, poems from different writers can have a common theme shared between them. In the case of…show more content…
A third similarity between the two poems is the use of a first-person narrator. In poem 1, the writer uses the word “I” when directly speaking about the narrator’s feelings. In poem 2, the writer also uses the word “I”, but instead uses it in an indirect, roundabout way that has the same intended meaning as its use in poem 1. There is, however, a definitive difference between narrator one and narrator 2. This definitive difference, as alluded to earlier, is the gender of the 2 narrators. The narrator of poem 1, for example, is a female writing to her husband. However, in today’s realistic society it could just as very well be a guy writing to his husband if some of the minor word details were changed. In poem 2, the narrator is semi-obviously a man talking about a girl. As stated before, this could also be taken into the context of a girl talking about another girl in today’s realistic society. There is yet another way in which the poems are different. The writing style used by the two writers is entirely different. For example, Shakespeare normally writes all of his poems and/or sonnets in iambic pentameter. This means that the poem ends in a rhyming couplet, while the other preceding lines of the poem follow another rhyme pattern, which in this case is what is known as the “a-b” rhyme scheme. In the case of “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day”, the poet uses “So long as men can breathe
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