What are some of the specific losses that Bradstreet dwells on the first half of "Verses upon the Burning of our House"?

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In the first half of this poem, before the speaker turns her mind to the consoling idea that her heavenly home is more important than her earthly one, she takes some time to dwell on what has been lost in the fire that burned her house. Without a house, she fears she will be "succourless"—specifically, lacking her "goods." While she does think of God throughout the poem, knowing and trusting that he will take care of her, there are things in the house which had sentimental value to her.

She thinks of particular places in the house where she "long did lie" and often sat, places where she enjoyed passing time. She also notes specific pieces of furniture which are now destroyed, including a "trunk" and a "chest." Her "pleasant things" are gone, and without the house, she no longer has a place in which a "candle" might shine, nor a roof below which a guest might sit. Without a table, she has nowhere for that guest to "eat a bit," and without this house, there is nowhere in which a new bridegroom's voice might be heard.

Bradstreet is here lamenting all the potential occasions for future happiness which this house will never see.

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Bradstreet first mentions the house itself and the goods that are "now in the dust."  Later, as she walks past the ruins of her house, she mentions a "trunk" and "chest" that she had once loved for storage.  And while she does miss the table that her family had gathered around, she seems to miss the conversation more that took place around that table and the symbolism of a lost candle, not the candle itself.

Although the poetess bemoans the loss of these items, she closes out the last half of the poem with a lesson to readers to be thankful for their intangible possessions and an admonishment to consider where their true treasure lies.

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