Puritanism: The Poetry of Anne Bradstreet, assignment help

Puritanism: The Poetry of Anne Bradstreet

Web Quest
Look for information on the world wide web about American literature of the Puritan era, especially poetry. Here are some sites that may help you get started. (Note: links like this may be broken, but you should be able to find new sources using your favorite search engine.)

http://classiclit.about.com/od/puritan/Puritanism_Puritan_Literature.htm
About Anne Bradstreet

Poetry Reading
Read the following poems by the Puritan poet Anne Bradstreet. Examine how the visual imagery supports the overall theme of the poems.

Pay particular attention to these three relationships:

a. man to man

b. man to nature

c. man to God

“To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet
Bradstreet poem

“Deliverance from a Fit of Fainting” by Anne Bradstreet
Deliverance from a Fit of Fainting

Writing Assignment
At the end of the unit you will submit a summary of the ideas and poetry of all four eras in American Poetry. At this time, you should write a summary of this era. Include the main ideas you learned on your web quest and use specific examples to point out how the poems you studied in this section exemplify what you learned. Be sure to mention the appropriate guiding questions (attached below). Should be about 250-400 words long.

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