Bradstreet, Anne. "To My Dear and Loving Husband".
Summary and Analysis
- one stanza of 12 lines rhyming AABB with some irregularities
She pays a tribute to her husband: "If ever two were one, then surely we". If ever a man was loved by his wife, then it is him and if ever a wife was happy in her husband, then it is she. She values him more than any worldly treasures and she can never repay his love enough, so she hopes heaven will do it for her manifold. She hopes for eternal life.
AuthorBradstreet, Anne. (1612 - 1672).
Full Title"To My Dear and Loving Husband".
Bradstreet, Anne. "To My Dear and Loving Husband". In: The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Ed. Nina Baym et al. NY: Norton, 1989.