What attitude of the speaker is expressed in the "Lines Upon the Burning of our House"?

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The overall attitude that surfaces the most in the poem is remorse for feeling the attachment to the material, self-effacement or the act of putting one self in a place of humility, and the Puritan view of pre-determination and fate as a ruling entity that decides what stays and what goes. Out of all of these, however, self-effacement is probably the one that out stands the others due to the fact that she uses it to push her own feelings away, and to try to self-explore her attachment.