Project #89629 - Small essay 120 words

 

Instructions:

Read the following poem 

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death

Read the poem below:
"To My Dear and Loving Husband" by Anne Bradstreet, 1612 - 1672

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me ye women if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay;	
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persever,
That when we live no more we may live ever.

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Once you have read both poems, look up (google) a short biography of the authors. Once you have read about the authors, reread the poems. 

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In at least 100 words, answer the following questions and submit them to the Dropbox; this is a small assignment. How does reading the biographies give context to the poems? How do they compare? What did you think about the lives of these women before you looked up their biographies? Use quotes from the poem to support your claims.

 

 

 

Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 10/27/2015 10:00 pm
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