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    "Huswifery" by Edward Taylor doesn't center around a single task (unless you count doing "housewife" work a single task). The poem is divided into three stanzas, and each stanza is focused on a...

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    "Huswifery" is one of the best-known meditational poems. It was written by Edward Taylor in the late seventeenth century and serves as a means of placing the speaker in communion with Christ...

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    Take note of how different Edward Taylor's language might seem from how we speak and write in the present day, yet we are still able to understand his poems, such as "Huswifery." Taylor spoke and...

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    "Huswifery" is a classic Taylor poem in that it sets up a conceit, or an extended metaphor. Throughout this conceit, Taylor uses first the parts of a spinning wheel and then the cloth spun with...

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    In “Huswifery,” Edward Taylor uses the activity of spinning thread on a loom as a metaphor for how he wants God to work in his life. He asks God to make him a “spinning wheel complete,”...

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    Make me, O Lord, thy Spining Wheele compleate I think the opening line of the poem is a critical line to the poem. It's a critical line because it identifies so many components of the poem's...

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    Edward Taylor writes in the first line, "Make me, O Lord, thy spinning wheel complete;" thus, the speaker is addressing God. Taylor wrote many of his poems as meditations, meant to help him...

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    On one hand, I would like to say that the Puritans would have found the poem a practical expression of how their labor ties into their spiritual lives. The poem is focused on God and his work in a...

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    A modern reader could draw a conclusion that God and faith are central to a Puritan's everyday life. The poem essentially reads like a prayer, so it's clear that the narrator's focus is on God. The...

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    Edward Taylor's poem "Huswifery" compares God's gift of salvation with the act of making cloth. I suppose that means that God is being compared to a cloth maker. The comparison involves all parts...

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    To me, the point of the poem is that God is everywhere. God is part of our lives, and part of human nature. We do not need to look beyond ourselves for God. He does not have to be distant and...

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    In the first stanza, the speaker asks the Lord to make him a "spinning wheele." The rest of the stanza details the parts of the wheel, including the distaff (holds the wool), the flyers (guide the...

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