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To My Dear and Loving Husband

To My Dear and Loving Husband


by Anne Bradstreet

To My Dear and Loving Husband: If two were ever one, it certainly isn't Bradstreet and me Quiz

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Q. Why did Bradstreet write this poem?

She wants to be Shakespeare
She loves her hubby a lot
She was trying to prove she loves her husband more than he loves her
She wrote it for a friend as a Valentine's Day gift for her husband
Q. What does she compare her love to?

A transaction
Trying to stick to a diet
Being in love with multiple people at the same time
Q. What figures do the first two lines allude to?

Romeo and Juliet
Cupid and Ares
Buddha and Genghis Khan
Adam and Eve
Q. What book did "To My Dear and Loving Husband" appear in?

Where the Sidewalk Ends
The Complete Works of Bradstreet
The second edition of The Tenth Muse
Shmoop's Guide to Awesome Poetry
Q. What does Bradstreet's repetition of the word "ever" suggest about her?

She has a small vocabulary
She only cares about the future
She is obsessed with thinking about long periods of time
She really likes that word