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SAT® Subject Test in Literature

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Genre and Theme of Poem

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Upon a Fit of Sickness , Anne Bradstreet

The genre and theme of this poem can best be identified as

A

a prayer for spiritual commitment in the midst of moral incertitude.

B

a meditation on man’s lack of ultimate control over life’s brevity.

C

a paean celebrating the sovereignty of God.

D

an elegy mourning life’s transience.

E

anode of reverence acknowledging God’s manifest ways.