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"To My Dear and Loving Husband" by Anne Bradstreet (Caper's Copy)

Author: Anne Bradstreet

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If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay;
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persever,
That when we live no more, we may live ever.

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WENDY RIVERA (Apr 29 2019 12:01PM) : The speaker in this poem is describing how strong her relationship with her husband is. more

The speaker does this by comparing their love to gold and a river.

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CHARISSA CAPERS (May 08 2019 1:57PM) : Repay and Pray rhyme
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CHARISSA CAPERS (Apr 08 2019 11:40AM) : count each other as a whole
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WENDY RIVERA (Apr 29 2019 11:54AM) : They as a loving couple don't count themselves as 2 anymore but they count themselves as a team of 1. more

This is the start of the poem which makes me think that the speaker is going to describe her love life or her strong relationship.This statement also reminds me of a quote i heard of. It said that we have two of everything in our human forms but we don’t have two hearts because we have to find our missing piece.

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CHARISSA CAPERS (May 08 2019 1:56PM) : We and Thee rhyme
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CHARISSA CAPERS (Apr 08 2019 11:12AM) : how much a wife can make a man happy.
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CHARISSA CAPERS (Apr 08 2019 10:58AM) : what I think this mean is how this woman believe in herself, confident who she is. Saying how she can't be compared to no other woman.
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WENDY RIVERA (Apr 29 2019 11:58AM) : The speaker is comparing her and her husbands love to gold. more

The speaker does this to explain that their love is worth more than gold. She can also be saying that their love is stronger than gold. She says that to her she feels like their love is worth more/more important than gold.

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CHARISSA CAPERS (May 08 2019 1:56PM) : Gold and Hold rhyme
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CHARISSA CAPERS (Apr 08 2019 11:39AM) : The cherish their love more then gold.
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CHARISSA CAPERS (Apr 08 2019 11:27AM) : maybe her love is so dry, its not there no more. - A river can't change
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CHARISSA CAPERS (Apr 08 2019 11:40AM) : Her love is to good to be played with
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Source: The Complete Works of Anne Bradstreet (1981)

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DMU Timestamp: March 29, 2019 18:11

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