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1 On your desk…. Have your literature book open to page 35. Have your study guide on your desk.

2 Upon the Burning of Our House July 10 th, 1666 One silent night when she went to bed, she wasn't expecting anything out of the normal to happen. She was then awakened by a loud noise and heard people yelling Fire! She asked God to get her through this and protect her during this distress/hardship.

3 Upon the Burning of Our House July 10 th, 1666 She didn't want to be left without any possessions like food, water and necessities. Then she saw the fire enflame her entire house and saw all her belongings turn to ash. She believes that those possessions always belonged to God, never her so he is allowed to take them whenever he pleases, so she shouldnt chide(scold) herself.

4 Upon the Burning of Our House July 10 th, 1666 She then remembers everything that will never happen in her house again. She visits what used to be her house and sees where the old chest used to be and remembers that she won't have any guests over to eat, or hear a story or anything in that house.

5 Upon the Burning of Our House July 10 th, 1666 She tries to remember what she possibly could have done wrong to deserve everything to be taken away. She then believes that material things really mean nothing at all because she will have everything she needs when she gets to heaven with God.

6 Vocab Piteous Pitiful

7 Vocab Succorless Without safety

8 Line 14 and I blest His name that gave and took… Yeah, so it was, and so twas just It was His own, it was not mine…

9 Line 14 and I blest His name that gave and took… Yeah, so it was, and so twas just It was His own, it was not mine… Demonstrates Puritan faith in Gods purpose.

10 Vocab Repine Complain

11 Vocab Bereft To deprive

12 Upon the Burning of Our House July 10 th, 1666 Adieu French for goodbye Sentence?

13 Vocab Chide Scold

14 Vocab Moldring Decay

15 Vocab Abide To tolerate

16 Upon the Burning of Our House July 10 th, 1666 Pelf A contemptuous term for wealth Sentence?

17 Question Where in the poem does Bradstreet remind herself not to have too much affection for earthly things?

18 Question Where in the poem does Bradstreet remind herself not to have too much affection for earthly things? The idea that earthly goods must not be loved overmuch is introduced in line 36.

19 Allusion A reference to a person, a place, an event, or a literary work that a writer expects a reader to recognize.

20 Allusion A reference to a person, a place, an event, or a literary work that a writer expects a reader to recognize. Christian admonishment (caution) to build treasures in heaven rather than on earth.

21 Question What does Bradstreet refer to in lines when she speaks of a house on high?

22 Question What does Bradstreet refer to in lines when she speaks of a house on high? She is referring to heaven.

23 Question How does her awareness of this house help console her for her loss of the first house?

24 Question How does her awareness of this house help console her for her loss of the first house? It regards the house on high as her hope and treasure an eternal home makes loss of her earthly home seem insignificant.

25 Journal– 1/2 page Similar to To my Dear and Loving Husband, write a letter to someone close to you. Express what your relationship means to you.

26 Reminder Bring your literature book, journal, and craft supplies to class tomorrow.


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