In this poem, Anne Bradstreet says that she values the love of her husband more than gold. This is evident in line five in which she writes, "I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold.".
2. The last two lines of the poems read, "Then while we live, in love let's so persevere / That when we live no more, we may live ever." This means that while she and her husband live, their love must persevere so when they die, they can live together forever.
3. Bradstreet expresses how much she loves her husband by using the phrases "Thy love is such I can no way repay" and "I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold." Also she expresses the emotion of happiness when she writes, "If ever wife was happy in a man / Compare with me, ye woman, if you can.".
4. Often newlyweds feel the same way about their partner as Anne Bradstreet feels about hers. It seems as if nothing matters to her except for the love she and her husband feel for each other. .
"Upon the Burning of Our House".
1. Bradstreet doesn't seem very upset but rather calm for just having her house burn to the ground. She says, "It was His own, it was not mine / Far be it that I should repine." This means that God gave her the house and all of the belongings. He blessed them with it, and so it would not be right to complain about him taking it back again. .
2. At the end of the poem, Anne Bradstreet writes, "There's wealth enough, I need no more / Farewell, my pelf, farewell my store / The world no longer let me love / My hope and treasure lies above." This quote describes Anne's views on material goods and wealth. She says that her belongings here on earth are not important to her, but that her real treasure lies in heaven.
3. In the beginning of the poem, Bradstreet expresses fear in the lines "And piteous shrieks of dreadful voices / That fearful sound of "Fire!" and "Fire!"" Then, Ann expresses sorrow in "And to my God my heart did cry / To strengthen me in my distress.