Upon the Burning of Our House

Identify and interpret the thesis of Anne Bradstreet’s “Upon the Burning of Our House.” -Is the poem a metaphor for anything? -Are there any additional metaphors in her work? -Can these metaphors be compared to real life and current events? If so, what ones?

***The critical essay has to Include a bibliography listing the text analyzed (Norton Anthology of American Literature, 9th edition, Vol. A, pp. 243-244) and any additional outside sources used.