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Bradstreet's Theme

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Before the Birth - Ann Bradstreet

The theme in lines 1-5 can best be expressed as

A

all things pass, even life’s greatest joys, tempering pleasure with sorrow.

B

as symbolized by the yin and the yang, what is good in life is balanced by what is bad.

C

it is a sad thing to contemplate that we are sure to lose even our closest of friends.

D

to be a parent is to risk great heartache as you may lose the child that you love.

E

once something is done, it cannot be undone.