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Biography of Anne Bradstreet

Anne Bradstreet

Anne Bradstreet (1612 - 1672)

Anne Bradstreet (ca. 1612 - September 16, 1672), colonial American woman, was the first published American woman writer.

Bradstreet was born in Northampton, England. She was the daughter of Governor Thomas Dudley and Dorothy Yorke Dudley. At the age of 16, she married Simon Bradstreet, an employee and future governor of the Massachusetts Bay Company. Anne and Simon emigrated to America along with Anne's parents in 1630 aboard the Arabella. Bradstreet wrote poetry of domestic and religious themes, and in 1650, she published The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America which appeared in London. In 1678, she (posthumously) published Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning in America. She died in Andover, MA, and is buried in the Old Burying Point in Salem, MA.


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34 Poems written by Anne Bradstreet

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18646 To My Dear And Loving Husband Comments and analysis of To My Dear And Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet 89 Comments
17818 Here Follows Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House Comments and analysis of Here Follows Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House by Anne Bradstreet 51 Comments
17551 Verses upon the Burning of our House, July 18th Comments and analysis of Verses upon the Burning of our House, July 18th by Anne Bradstreet 64 Comments
14564 The Author to her Book Comments and analysis of The Author to her Book by Anne Bradstreet 5 Comments
12727 A Letter to Her Husband Comments and analysis of A Letter to Her Husband by Anne Bradstreet 2 Comments
12645 Prologue Comments and analysis of Prologue by Anne Bradstreet 5 Comments
8893 The Flesh and the Spirit Comments and analysis of The Flesh and the Spirit by Anne Bradstreet 2 Comments
7226 By Night when Others Soundly Slept Comments and analysis of By Night when Others Soundly Slept by Anne Bradstreet 9 Comments
6664 We May Live Together Comments and analysis of We May Live Together by Anne Bradstreet 23 Comments
6297 In Reference to Her Children
5721 The Vanity of All Worldly Things
5712 To my Dear and Loving Husband Comments and analysis of To my Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet 2 Comments
5051 In Honour of that High and Mighty Princess, Queen ELIZABETH Comments and analysis of In Honour of that High and Mighty Princess, Queen ELIZABETH by Anne Bradstreet 2 Comments
4731 Spirit
4448 A Dialogue between Old England and New Comments and analysis of A Dialogue between Old England and New by Anne Bradstreet 258 Comments
4447 The Flesh and the Spirit Comments and analysis of The Flesh and the Spirit by Anne Bradstreet 27 Comments
4229 Epitaphs
4153 Another Comments and analysis of Another by Anne Bradstreet 19 Comments
3613 Deliverance from a Fit of Fainting Comments and analysis of Deliverance from a Fit of Fainting by Anne Bradstreet 1 Comment
3535 Upon Some Distemper of Body Comments and analysis of Upon Some Distemper of Body by Anne Bradstreet 4 Comments
3437 Of the Four Ages of Man
3372 The Vanity of All Worldly Things
3042 Here Follow Several Occasional Meditations
2704 The Four Ages of Man Comments and analysis of The Four Ages of Man by Anne Bradstreet 1 Comment
2592 Upon My Dear and Loving Husband his Going into England Jan. 16
2514 In Thankful Remembrance for My Dear Husband's Safe Arrival
2498 Deliverance from Another Sore Fit
2369 Another (II)
2241 In My Solitary Hours in My Dear Husband his Absence
819 Contemplations Comments and analysis of Contemplations by Anne Bradstreet 212 Comments
508 Before the Birth of One of Her Children Comments and analysis of Before the Birth of One of Her Children by Anne Bradstreet 8 Comments
504 Upon a Fit of Sickness
337 To Her Father with Some Verses
334 Meditations Divine and Moral


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