Multimedia Presentation by Lydia B.
Anne was an important figure in american
literature. She is considered the first american
poet and was the first women to have a book
published in the United States. Anne's work
brought light to the struggle of a puritan wife
against hardships in New England's colonial
life. She was also in a way a testimonial for
women also in difficult times back then.
Writing her view on their roles as puritan women,
her morality, and her faith.
Anne lived and wrote during the 1600's.
(these times were known as the Puritan times), she was born around 1612 and died around 1672. She began writing scholary poems early in life because her father encouraged her. Around the 1630's Anne started writing poems that were more personal and lyrical rather than scholary. Anne's poems were initially for her own benefit and as an outlet for stress. Then around the 1650's her work was published in London for all to see.
Originally Anne's audience was her husband, children and herself. She wrote to educate her children, share the hardships she faced with them and how she coped with her struggles. Her work circulated throughout her family and eventually her poems were published allowing anyone and everyone to become her audience. Her writings had many aspects which addressed to a wide range of readers.
Anne's writings can be broken down into different types such as epics, dialogues, love lyrics, long meditative poems and religious verses, personal, scholary, and lyrical. Anne's style was plain. She used lyrical, rhythm, and beat in her poems making them logical and easy to understand. She was a strong writer and intuitive.