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To My Dear and Loving Husband

To My Dear and Loving Husband

by Anne Bradstreet

Analysis: Allusions

When poets refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary and Philosophical References

  • The Book of Genesis (1-4)

Historical References

  • Simon Bradstreet, husband to the poet (throughout)

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