The Author to Her Book: Summary & Analysis


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Which of the following is the major theme of Anne Bradstreet's poem 'The Author to Her Book?'

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1. What does Anne Bradstreet mean when she refers to her 'offspring' in the poem 'The Author to Her Book?'

2. Why did Anne Bradstreet write 'The Author to Her Book?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'The Author to Her Book' is a poem that describes the relationship between a writer and her work, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the piece. Some topics you will be assessed on include the themes and history of the publication.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Writing
  • Poetry
  • Interpret passages from the poem
  • History of Anne Bradstreet

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related poetry lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding 'The Author to Her Book'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about 'The Author to Her Book'

Additional Learning

To learn more about poetry, review the accompanying lesson on 'The Author to Her Book'. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the meaning of the poem
  • Interpret lines from the poem
  • Know Anne Bradstreet's work
  • Learn about the relationship between an author and her work