Study Guide

To My Dear and Loving Husband Tough-o-Meter

By Anne Bradstreet


(2) Sea Level

"To My Dear and Loving Husband" is a pretty straightforward poem. Often, words are left out (the second halves of the first two lines come to mind) and sometimes the claims seem strange (especially at the end), but overall the poem is pretty easy. Once you have the somewhat old-fashioned language down, you'll see that there aren't really any crazy words, and the structure of the sentences is pretty simple. So, read and enjoy!