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    Introduction The illustration that Phillis Wheatley portrays in history is an African-American woman who wrote poetry. Her life goes more into depths that what is perceived, however. Phillis Wheatley uses her poetry as a unique way to get out the truth. Through poems such as On Being Brought From Africa to America and the poem about Lee, she made statements about was what going on at that time; a revolution. Phillis Wheatley was known as a revolutionary mother, for she gave hope to slaves, ease

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    of Phillis Wheatley who is the first English-speaking person of African descent to publish a book in America (and only the second woman of any race to publish a book). In July of 1761 and at the age of around seven years, Phillis Wheatley arrived in Boston as an enslaved African girl where she had been purchased by Susana and John Wheatley. Approximately six years later (1767), Phillis Wheatley published her first poem in a Rhode Island newspaper. Three years later, in 1770, Phillis Wheatley wrote

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    Phillis Wheatley was the the first African American writer to have her books published in the United States. Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral written by Wheatley was viewed as a model for the importance of education with religious aspects, as it was often seen throughout her poetry. Formulated mainly of neoclassical elegiac poetry, Poems on Various Subjects triggered several discussions concerning the length to which Wheatley can be deemed a minor poet or whether she wrote to express

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    Phillis Wheatley Poem

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    As I was reading Phillis Wheatley poem, I found it very interesting on how she discovered she was a Christian. As we discussed in class, she knew she was a Christian, but at the same time she had a mind of her own. From my understanding, our ancestors came to America as Christians already, so my question is why our ancestors were treated like animals? If we are Christians, we should be treated equally, right? Phillis Wheatley poem enlightened me about slavery and religion. As I was reading and

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    Phillis Wheatley. African American, poet, slave, woman. These were all the characteristics that describe Phillis Wheatley. She was a big part of what is our country today. Also a big part of women’s rights. Phillis was born on May 8, 1753 in Gambia, Africa. At the age of 8, she was captured. She was then put on a crowded boat that would come to America. These boat rides to America were very traumatic, and Phillis was only 8 at the time. The year 1761 was the year she was sold in Boston, Massachusetts

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    Phillis Wheatley Analysis

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    taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” This quote summarizes much of what her and fellow female writer Phillis Wheatley’s lives were like during their fights for social change. Throughout their lives, these women were forced to live through challenges and injustices on levels that are unimaginable to many of members of today’s society. With the Bradstreet and Wheatley did much to counter these challenges, even directly addressing the masses in their writings as forms of protests. This

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    Have you ever been in a position where you don't know what to do? Well so has Phillis Wheatley. She is my favorite poet because she was the first African American to publish a poem. When she was about only seven or eight years old when she got captured and taken from her home. In 1761 a slave ship brought her to Boston. A guy named John Wheatley, and his wife purchased a young girl directly from the ship named Phillis Wheatley. She grew up to be a poet. She likes to write about any subject. Did you

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    Phillis Wheatley was an African American woman, who was a servant to a man named John Wheatley and his family since she was seven years old. Within about sixteen months Wheatley was able to read and write in English, thanks to her tutor, Mary Wheatley the daughter of John Wheatley. When Wheatley was only 12 she managed to learn both Greek and Latin and started writing her poetry. In 1772 a book of Phillis Wheatley’s poems was published in England, which made her the earliest published African American

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    Phyllis Wheatley: The First African American Poet Madison Beaman Revolutionary War Biography 5th Grade Literacy May 11, 2017 Phyllis Wheatley was one of the best poets ever. She was the first ever African American poet. This paper will be about her early life, adult life and her contribution to the Revolutionary War. Phyllis Wheatley´s early life started when she was born in 1753 or 1754. She was probably born sometime in modern-day Senegal or Gambia West Africa. Her parents

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    African American to have a poetry book published in America was the late Ms. Phillis Wheatley. Wheatley was born in 1753, in West Africa. In 1761, when Wheatley was roughly seven or eight years of age; she was purchased as a personal slave for Susannah Wheatley, the wife of John Wheatley. Phillis was taught to read and write from Susannah Wheatley’s daughter, Mary in between her household duties. At an early age, Wheatley was deeply involved in the Bible and multitude of other things to include Latin

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