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The Author to Her Book

The Author to Her Book


by Anne Bradstreet

The Author to Her Book: Meter Matters True or False

1. What does the speaker do to the book’s joints? -> Massages them
2. Why does she do this? -> In order to make its feet “even”
3. With what does the book run? -> An incredible gait
4. What is this poem’s meter? -> Iambic pentameter
5. What does the speaker mean by the word “feet”? -> A poetic beat