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Anne Bradstreet

Anne Bradstreet

The poem " Upon the Burning Of Our House, July 10th, 1666" by Anne Bradstreet is a poem
about her house burning down. I can sympathize with many of her feelings in this poem
because I shared many of them when my house was robbed. During the beginning of the poem
she talks about her belongings that she lost and the things she would never do again, then
towards the end she talks about how the incident brought her closer to God. Anne
Bradstreet shows how living through a struggle, such as having your house burn down can
bring you closer to God.

"My pleasant things in ashes lie, And them behold no more shall I," (108), shows the pain
I felt in dealing with the loss that I suffered. I lost all of my money, my TV, and my
stereo. I knew I would never get the opportunity to recover my lost items. "And to my God
my heart did cry" (107), compares with the emptiness I felt when my family arrived home
and saw the back door kicked in. At that point I didn't want to continue into the house to
find what had been taken from me.

The third stanza starts by saying, "And when I could no longer look, I blest His name that
gave and took," (107). After everything was over she realized that God had given her
everything she had lost in the fire, and that she could once again receive those things
from God. This relates to me being robbed in the fact that everything I lost was something
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