Anna Lætitia Barbauld

Anna Lætitia Barbauld was an English poet and essayist. She also wrote literary criticism and authored children’s books. She was published in multiple genres and had a successful career—something rare for a woman during this time period. 

The Rights of Women

‘The Rights of Women’ by Anna Lætitia Barbauld is a proto-feminist poem that intones the power that a woman might have if she resists social law and rises up to take control over the world.

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