What does the poet fondly recall? What two homes does she describe?

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

In this poem, Bradstreet is talking about her house burning down and using that as a way to contemplate which things are important and which things are not.

As she looks over the ruins of the house, she recalls all the good times she had and the things she treasured.  She recalls where she would sit and where she would lie, and all the pleasant things that happened in the house.

But she then realizes these are not important.  It is not her house on Earth that is important.  What is important is her house in Heaven.  That is what she should be focusing on.

brileighlove | Student

She describes her house that had burnt down and her house in heaven.

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