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What Does the Theme Suggest about Poem?

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Before the Birth, Ann Bradstreet

Which statement best expresses what the title and poem’s prevailing theme suggest about the poem’s speaker?

A

The speaker is worried about childbirth.

B

The speaker is anxious about being a parent.

C

The speaker wishes her unborn child to love her, despite her faults.

D

The speaker is concerned a future stepmother may treat her children poorly.

E

The speaker is afraid to think of the loss of the relationship with her husband.