Wordplay in To My Dear and Loving Husband

Wordplay Examples in To My Dear and Loving Husband:

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"live..."   (Text of the Poem)

In the final couplet, Bradstreet also creates a play on words with the similar sounds of “love” and “live.” This clever wordplay reminds implies that a love like the one that she writes about can be the source of both earthly happiness and eternal life. Bradstreet suggests that love makes our time on earth truly special, and persists after our death.