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Analysis and comments on Prologue by Anne Bradstreet

Comment 5 of 5, added on March 13th, 2010 at 10:18 AM.

this poem is an attempt of a feminist poet trying to state that women in
the puritan society should'n be considered of anyless status than that of
men.she states that poetry in general is considered unfeminine which is not
true and that women can also excel in it.she asks for recoganition and
says that good poetry by woman are not just by mere luck.

vishy from India
Comment 4 of 5, added on December 31st, 2009 at 1:16 AM.
this poem shows the weak points of western world in that time

hi as i read this poem i found that your world was so poor in that time.
the poet of this poem is trying to explain her sadness and trying to find a
way to escape from it.

Hafez from Iran
Comment 3 of 5, added on February 24th, 2009 at 11:27 AM.

Anne Bradstreet's poem, "The Prologue," portrays the struggles of being a
woman in a Puritan society. She realized that in a Puritan society, women
were not meant to speak their mind and have strong opinions. With this poem
she acknowledges her role as a woman in society even if she doesn't agree
with it. Anne Bradstreet shows her recognition of men's supposed
superiority in that time period with this line: "Men can do best, and women
know it well" (40). Regardless of her acknowledgment of her role in
society, she uses her poetry to convey her feelings and opinions about it
through honesty and humor.
Anne Bradstreet lived in a time where women were meant to keep quite and
tend to the children and home. She wrote "The Prologue" during this time to
express her opinion on a woman's voice in society. She wrote in an
atmosphere in which women were relegated to traditional roles. When reading
this poem it is clear to see that Anne Bradstreet valued knowledge and

KARIM from Algeria
Comment 2 of 5, added on February 6th, 2006 at 2:00 PM.

ia nu mai cautati pe net...incercati sa va puneti capul la
contributie,,,,vreti totul mura in gura:P
jjejejejeej.......spunea o intelectuala.....:P
hai sa va ajut putin..
"the Prologue"
-the role of a women poet in the poem
-the nature of the scheme of this poem
-the role of the poet in her time

ANA from Romania
Comment 1 of 5, added on May 24th, 2005 at 3:20 PM.

i guess i like this poem...i guess

cheyanne from Canada

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Poet: Anne Bradstreet
Poem: Prologue
Added: Mar 14 2005
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Poem of the Day: May 24 2005

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