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Before the Birth, Ann Bradstreet

Which is the best inference about how the poem’s strict rhythm and rhyme scheme contribute to its theme?


As they carry the contemplation of her death, the poem’s predictable meter suggests a sense that everything will turn out ok, despite adversity.


The steadfast meter juxtaposed with the sorrowful theme foster a sense of the speaker’s struggle to reconcile herself with the idea of her death.


The poem’s strict meter reveals the speaker is ultimately ok with her death.


The poem’s happy sounding meter shows the speaker does not really want to think about how awful her death would be.


The poem’s meter and the content of the poem are not strictly related.

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