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Omnipresence Of God In The 1700s, And Hector Crevecoeur's Poem?

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Phillis Wheatley, author of many poems during the 1700’s and Hector Crevecoeur, author of Letters from an American Farmer, both see British America as a praiseworthy destination, one far superior to the lands across the Atlantic Ocean. Both author’s view on the uniqueness of British America stems from religion. Wheatley’s text signifies that religion is the supreme importance in British American society allowing it to be a place of purity, goodness and salvation; on the other hand, Crevecoeur's text manifests an attitude of religious indifference, which allows British America to become a society of independence and prosperity. Through her poetry, Wheatley shows that the omnipresence of God is what makes British America unique and an attractive place. British America is a land where anyone can travel to, discover the salvation God supplies, and not only live a flourishing life on Earth but prepare themselves for a prosperous life in Heaven, too. Wheatley illustrates this in her poem addressed to T.H. Esq; on the Death of his Daughter by iterating, with the acceptance of God, one will be able to, “converse with heav’n, and taste the promis’d joy” [Wheatley 53, line 40]. At the most basic level, being pure and having a strong relationship with God will create a life filled with joy. In the majority of her poems, Wheatley addresses families grieving the death of a loved one by saying that since they are now in Heaven, they are in a much better place. This demonstrates the
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