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    In “The Author to Her Book,” Bradstreet is awash in indecision and internal conflicts over the merits and shortfalls of her creative abilities and the book that she produced. This elaborate internal struggle between pride and shame is manifested through a painstaking conceit in which she likens her book to her own child. An essential step in analyzing a poem is to provide a structural outline of the poem. Anne Bradstreet’s poem, “The Author to Her Book,” can be divided into seven sections. First

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    In her critical yet affectionate poem “Author to her Book”, Anne Bradstreet, a poet from colonial America, attempts to depict the harshness and criticism that authors receive when they publish a literary work. Bradstreet portrays the vulnerability of writers by revealing her own experience of having her writing placed under scrutiny. She is able to effectively convey her bitter feelings and perhaps allow other writers to relate to her when she compares her book to a human child as well as reflect

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    Anne Bradstreet in her poem, “The Author to Her Book”, elaborates on the true struggles of the publishing process that writers may experience in their writing careers. Through a unique perspective, Bradstreet introduces the narrator of the poem as a writer with a “deformed” piece of work, which is compared to a mother with a child with deformities; both of which are exposed to the public eye. Though the use of an extended metaphor, Bradstreet in “The Author to Her Book” compares a defected piece

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    In “The Author to Her Book”, Bradstreet portrays women as ill respected in society and generally viewed as unintelligent by male counterparts. Bradstreet demonstrates her frustration toward such chauvinism by depicting the daily tasks of a woman which are ignored regularly by society. Her constant rebuttal of the labor women endure displays the deep resentment she feels toward the male figures in her society. Although she continues to explain the disrespected shown to women in their society, she

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    In the poem "The Author to Her Book", we read about a mother who blames herself for her "ill-formed" offspring. Her offspring, or her son, as told in the story, is "...one unfit for light." By this- we can assume that the child is handicapped. We may assume this because the mother says he is ill-formed of her feeble brain; meaning mentally defective, or lacking intelligence. From this remark, we may think either she had child very young so it caused birth defects for her child, or perhaps she might

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    of The Author to Her Book “Thou ill-form’d offspring of my feeble brain” (1) is the auto diminishing way in which Anne Bradstreet starts her self-criticizing poem. She herself clearly indicates from the beginning her appreciation of her own work, by establishing a mother-child relationship; in which she connotes it as a flawed creation (as referenced in line 1) that was with her since birth, but was “snatched” (2)[taken] by her friends. She conveys throughout her poem how she felt when her work was

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    A Mother’s Duty “The Author to Her Book” by Anne Bradstreet is Bradstreet’s response to the publication of “The Tenth Muse”, a badly produced book of her poetry filled with printing errors. She uses an extended metaphor to compare her writing to raising a child, and the process a mother goes through when their child is taken from them too early. The poem begins with an introduction to the “ offspring” Anne Bradstreet compares her work, “The Tenth Muse” to. “Ill-form’d”, the child is unfit and unready

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    Anne Bradstreet, in her narrative poem, “The Author to Her Book,” clearly conveys her frustration and disgust about the release and publication of her book prior to her approval. Through the use of an extended metaphor, mother child relationship in comparison to the relationship between a writer and his/her book, to illustrate her deep passion, disappointment, and fear as her book is released into the world of great critics. Bradstreet’s tone is negative and a sense of shame and inadequacy is also

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    odd combinations of emotions ranging from extreme satisfaction to loathing in regards to her creations. The sensations experienced by a creator toward her creation greatly resemble those of a mother to her child. The controlling metaphor in Anne Bradstreet’s “The Author to Her Book” compares a book to a child in order to express the speaker’s internal conflict between feeling both pride and embarrassment for her creation. Among all the thee’s and thou’s the metaphor and the message it is meant to relay

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    “The Author to Her Book” by Anne Bradstreet In “The Author to Her Book,” Bradstreet is inundated in indecision and internal struggles over the virtues and shortfalls of her abilities and the book that she produced. As human beings we associate and sympathize with each other through similar experiences. It is difficult to sympathize with someone when you don’t know where they are coming from and don’t know what they are dealing with. Similar experiences and common bonds are what allow us to extend

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