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Reasons for Farewell Lines

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Before the Birth - Ann Bradstreet

In lines 8-11 what does the speaker state is the reason for writing “these farewell lines”?

A

To say goodbye to the child she will never know.

B

To release him from their marriage vows that knot them together.

C

To ask him to love on her behalf the unborn baby knotted in her belly.

D

To bid farewell to him if she dies in childbirth.

E

In order that her writing might make her alive to him, even after death.