Classic and Modern Literature
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In what was the second and expanded edition of the poet’s works, several poems, which came in 1678 provided the first publication of what would then become Bradstreet’s best known poems. On a sad note, she died before the book was published. She had the opportunity to see the work because of the errors that appeared in the work that was first published. This included the Tenth Muse, which she added some information to and would later be known as “The Author to Her Book”. The speaker, in this poem, is a poet-mother and her children are her books as well as her poems (Fitzgerald, 2008; O'Connor, 1977).
In “Before the Birth of One of Her Children,” the speaker is seen to express h...