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Here I am going to analyze the poem by Anne Bradstreet titled To My Dear and Loving Husband:
The poem To My Dear and Loving Husband is one of the most romantic poems I ever read. The poem shows how great the love of these two lovebirds. Every part of this twelve line poem is an expression of love. This poem is a love poem by a married woman addressed to her husband. In the poem, she is saying that how she loves her husband and how her husband loves her. The poet compares all of the precious things on earth such as gold, riches, etc, with her husband’s love. She values her love is more than anything on earth could offer. Even she bravely challenges all women in the world that if there was ever a wife more happy with her husband, she asks those women to compare themselves to her. She also thinks that her husband is lucky because his wife loves him deeply, which is no woman in this world can love him the way she loves him. She is muchly grateful to love and beloved by her husband, however she feels that she can not pay her husband’s love. Thus, in one of the lines in the poem she prays that God will reward her husband’s love with ‘the heavens’. Last, the poet believes that their love will be eternal and last forever. The writer of the poem, Anne Bradstreet is truly an inspiring woman. She is creative enough to choose the words. Word by word is romantic that the readers can feel how she is clearly falling in love with her husband. No wonder she is one of the most important figures in the history of American Literature. She has been called one of the greatest Puritan or New World poets, the first female poet in America, and some even consider her the best female poet of all time.
What does make Temanggung lovely? Here we go: Posong!
Probably not many people, especially Indonesians (well including me), know about this beautiful place.....unluckily. Posong is a nature tourism; a wonderful place to enjoy the sunrise between two mountains, Mt. Sumbing and Sindoro. It is located in the village Tlahab, Kledung, Temanggung, Central Java. I highly recommend you to visit this place. Why sooo?
- Posong is extremely attractive. You can see 5 mountain peaks from this place, they are Mt. Merapi, Merbabu, Telomoyo, Andong, Ungaran and Muria. In addition, there are 2 mountains that you can see clearly, Mt. Sindoro and Sumbing.
- Posong can be reach without walking away. By riding car or motorcycle, you can up to this place. The way to reach posong is not that hard, it is about 3 km from Temanggung-Wonosobo highway.
- Posong is sooo cheap! No need expensive cost to enjoy seven wonderful mountains. Yay!
Visiting Posong is one of the happiest feelings by far. Soon after I realize how great God is, for creating this marvelous world... :)
You guys sunrise-hunters, have to put Posong into your destination place to visit before you die, and you will thank me later. Tips: Better to visit Posong at 4 a.m to enjoy the sun rises perfectly.
Hereby I, wanna tell you my short story, in 30 days.
I just had a precious process of learning in my life. With 11 others people, I lived in a village under the foot of mountain which was far away from urban areas. It was totally different with the hometown I live in. We, those 11 people and I, have several 'missions' to do in this village.
1st week: I complain and grumble all-day-long. I can't find Nutella or Cordon Bleau steak. There is no internet, there is no mall. The weather is too cold, I get cold-air allergy sometimes. God, let me survive. Also I have not really known my team yet, even sometimes I still forget their names. In addition, my gadgets do not work well there since I do not find any signal. I hate this place. Take me home, take me home, now. Michael Bublé - Home #nowlistening
2nd week: I realize that living here gets me free from stress-life. This village is actually cleaner, less polluted air, less traffic noise. The village really allows me to relax, connect with nature and do certain activities that I can not do in the city. Well, I think I start to like this place. I know I just need some time to adjust to village life. Moreover, I find out that my team, those 11 people, are so nice to me. I like to meet them. Each person is unique with their own characters. We are all come from different cities, and it's good to share each other about our culture. By the way, I have new hobby in here: Seeing the stars from the roof aha! That's cool. The stars here look so much closer and brighter. Been my favorite thing to do there... :)
3rd week: I love this place. I wake up when birds start chirping. I always can’t wait to go outside in the fresh breeze. I view the sun rising slowly from the horizon line. I hear the sound of river flowing sweetly to the ears. I have fresh food for lunch; not burger or fast-food. I see kids playing traditional games cheerfully. I have night time chit chat or story telling with my friends. I take a fancy on the green color of village. I feel closer to nature and can appreciate God's work. Moreover, village people surrounding are nice and friendly. Everytime I was passing the foot-way, they were putting their good-looking smile to me while saying 'monggo' or 'pinarak' which mean 'hi' or 'pay a visit'. Isn't nice? Oh, and I start to call those 11 people as my best friends.
4st week: Can I extend to live here, I beg?
30 days change my life.
I miss you, TIM KKN II UNDIP 2014 Kentengsari // Faris-Dzikru-Andri-Hady-Keke-Putri-Tika-Bunga-Liyan-Dena-Masfur.
Kentengsari Village, Candiroto Sub-district, Temanggung District.