Anne Bradstreets "To My Dear Children"
By Lee A. Zito
Anne Bradstreet's "To My Dear Children" is a poem, which she had written for her eight children. The first two lines reveal that the speaker is leaving a book, which is unread, to her children to read when she dies. After the speaker has died, then this book she has left will contain truths about the speaker, which in line four is revealed to be a mother. In line four it is also written that the book will specifically contain truths from their mother's mind. The speaker urges her children within line five to "Make use of what I leave in love".
The mother hopes that the chil…
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