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1 Agenda: First, take out the following items to be submitted and stapled together a-c: a) Final Copy (typed) of Smith/Equiano Written Responses b) Peer Edited Rough Draft with checklist attached c) Turnitin.com Receipt Printed I will call you up by row to submit your work. You will sign that you have completed these items and that they are solely yours. If you DO NOT have your work, I need a full explanation on a sheet of notebook paper with your signature. You will receive a pass to your Principal’s office to contact home/explain to your Principal. While you are waiting to submit your work, please partner back up with the Anne Bradstreet Poetry Analysis sheet we began on Block Day and continue to the two poems on the back side. Answer all questions thoroughly. After all work is submitted, we will begin the second part of today. HOMEWORK: Whatever we do not finish with Bradstreet’s “Here Lies Some Verses Upong the Burning of our House”

2 Anne Bradstreet “Here Lie Some Verses Upon The Burning of Our House”

3 Thomas Paine said: “That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. It is dearness only which gives everything its value.” Reflect on this quotation in your warm-ups. Then answer the following questions in your own words: *If your house caught on fire and you had 5 minutes to comb through it before it was too late, what item(s) would you grab? What significance do they have to you? Be specific. *Why do we become attached to material possessions? How would your mindset change after such a loss? What would you *then* value if you had to rebuild? *What are the cycles of grief which occur as a result of such a travesty? When you have briefly answered these questions, turn to your neighbor and share your thoughts. Bradstreet QuickWrite 9/12

4 My House HOMEWORK 9/12 Draw a house vertically on your ½ sheet of paper. Do not do this in Sharpie marker, as it will bleed through. Include FIVE items (represented as images) inside. If you have an upstairs/downstairs, represent that. USE COLOR, but do not color the interior of the house, just the objects and the frame. Answer the following questions on the back or below your house: 1) 1)What is the meaning/significance? 2) 2)How long have you had this item? 3) 3)Who gave it to you? When? (ex: Gram; 5yrs old) 4) 4)How would you feel to lose it/them? Use key word choice..(ex: depressed, shocked, terrified, remorseful, etc.) THIS WILL HANG UP IN THE ROOM, SO MAKE IT NEAT AND COLORFUL. IT WILL ALSO BE A DAILY GRADE.

5 Please watch the following CNN clips and reflect on the reactions of those affected by the Texas wildfires. Listen to what they have to say about what they came home to and what they lost. Before: tx-bastrop-wildfire.cnn.html tx-bastrop-wildfire.cnn.html After: g-returning-from-fires.cnn g-returning-from-fires.cnn g-returning-from-fires.cnn Up In Flames…

6 SOME VERSES UPON THE BURNING OF OUR HOUSE, JULY 10TH, 1666 by: Anne Bradstreet (c ) In silent night when rest I took, For sorrow neer I did not look, I waken'd was with thundring nois And Piteous shreiks of dreadfull voice. That fearful sound of fire and fire, Let no man know is my Desire. I, starting up, the light did spye, And to my God my heart did cry To strengthen me in my Distresse, And not to leave me succourlesse. Then coming out beheld a space, The flame consume my dwelling place.

7 And when I could no longer look, I blest his Name that gave and took, That layd my goods now in the dust: Yea so it was, and so 'twas just. It was his own: it was not mine; Far be it that I should repine. He might of All justly bereft, But yet sufficient for us left. When by the Ruines oft I past, My sorrowing eye aside did cast, And here and there the places spye Where oft I sate, and long did lye.

8 Here stood that Trunk, and there that chest; There lay that store I counted best: My pleasant things in ashes lye, And them behold no more shall I. Under thy roof no guest shall sitt, Nor at thy Table eat a bitt. No pleasant tale shall 'ere be told, Nor things recounted done of old. No Candle 'ere shall shine in Thee, Nor bridegroom's voice ere heard shall bee. In silence ever shalt thou lye; Adeiu, Adeiu; All's vanity.

9 Then streight I 'gin my heart to chide, And did thy wealth on earth abide? Didst fix thy hope on mouldring dust, The arm of flesh didst make thy trust? Raise up thy thoughts above the skye That dunghill mists away may flie. Thou hast an house on high erect, Fram'd by that mighty Architect, With glory richly furnished, Stands permanent though this bee fled. It's purchased, and paid for too By him who hath enough to doe.

10 A Prise so vast as is unknown, Yet, by his Gift, is made thine own. Ther's wealth enough, I need no more; Farewell my Pelf, farewell my Store. The world no longer let me Love, My hope and Treasure lyes Above.

11 Bradstreet’s poems reveal that she valued herself as a woman, as a wife and mother. She wrote of daily experiences, her love for her children and husband, the beautiful New England landscape, the small pleasures of life and domesticity. Religion was a dominant theme in her work, including her religious doubts. A feminine consciousness can also be found in her work. As she wrote in The Prologue: I am obnoxious to each carping tongue Who says my hand a needle better fits, A poet’s pen all scorn I should thus wrong, For such despite they cast on female wits: If what I do prove well, it won’t advance, They’ll say it’s stol’n, or else it was by chance. Soon after arriving in Massachusetts, Anne wrote: "I changed my condition and was married, and came into this Country, where I found a new world and new manners, at which my heart rose. But after I was convinced it was the way of God.” Soon after arriving in Massachusetts, Anne wrote: "I changed my condition and was married, and came into this Country, where I found a new world and new manners, at which my heart rose. But after I was convinced it was the way of God.” Bradstreet: Puritan Wife, Mother and Poet

12 Many of Bradstreet’s poems reveal that she could not accept in entire submissiveness the sterner aspects of New England Puritanism. For the pioneer Colonists, home was a refuge from the often harsh, new environment. For Anne Bradstreet, the burning of her home (in "Verses upon the Burning of Our House") and belongings in July, 1666 was a great loss for someone so devoted to her family and domestic pleasures. The poem, however, contains no self- pitying elements. Instead, Bradstreet uses the personal loss to reconcile it with her belief in the wisdom of God’s will. Ashes and Memories: Bradstreet’s Dilemma

13 Two Houses, Two Views There are two homes referred to in this poem, "my dwelling place," and the "house on high erect, Framed by that mighty Architect." In the poem, Bradstreet states that both homes are God’s. The first five stanzas of the poem relate the pleasant things – a trunk, a chest, and a table – that the poet enjoyed in her home. The pleasure is evident. In the sixth stanza, the tone changes as the poet accepts the fire as the will of God, acknowledging that earthly objects are vanity, that her wealth on earth had no real meaning, and that real wealth lies with God. The poem ends: Farewell, my pelf, farewell my store. The world no longer let me love, My hope and treasure lies above.

14 The Physical and The Spiritual The poem can easily be read in two lights, what the poet should feel, she does feel. Yet, upon re-reading the poem there is a sense of conflict; the expression of domestic pleasures are rooted in genuine feeling. It is these private feelings, and enjoyment of domestic details that give the poem its heretical ( characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards) tone. The doctrine seems to be accepted more intellectually than emotionally. Biblical Allusion: Job 1:21: “God giveth and God taketh away.”


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