Upon the Burning of Our House Vs The New England Primer

The poem “Upon the Burning of Our House” shares the same beliefs as The New England Primer.  One of these such beliefs is that no matter what happens to you in your life, do not complain, and that God made it happen.  This is shown in The New England Primer, the sentence for letter J is “Job Feels the Rod/Yet bleffes GOD.”  this shares the same belief as the lines in the poem “There’s wealth enough, I need no more,/ Farewell, my pelf, farewell my store.” (51-52).  In both “Upon the Burning of Our House” and The New England Primer, the belief is that no matter how bad your life gets, it is not Gods fault and that if your complain you are sinner, so you must see it as a good thing.  in The New England Primer this such belief is being taught to the children of the puritan faith and then in “Upon the Burning of Our House” it is being reinforced later in life when these children grow up and start to read such poems.

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