What are the main motives at the beginning of the Puritan Anne Bradstreet’s poem?

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As we mentioned before, Puritan Plain Style tends not to use elaborate figures of speech, but in this poem, we can find different literary devices such as allusions or inversions. Allusions are the most important literary device used in this poem and consist of a brief and indirect reference to a person, event or thing. The writer usually expects the reader to be able to recognize them. In the case of this poem, we encounter several biblical allusions (which we will analyze later), and we see how Bradstreet can create strong religious messages within the context of an everyday situation. On the other hand, we encounter an inversion...
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