• Celestial choir! enthron’d in realms of light, Columbia’s scenes of glorious toils I write. While freedom’s cause her anxious breast alarms, She flashes dreadful in refulgent arms. See mother earth […]

    “To His Excellency, George Washington”

    Celestial choir! enthron’d in realms of light, Columbia’s scenes of glorious toils I write. While freedom’s cause her anxious breast alarms, She flashes dreadful in refulgent arms. See mother earth […]

  • In 1773 Phillis Wheatley published her first and what was to be her only book of poetry. After failing to find a publisher in the colonies, Selina Hastings, the countess […]

    “Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral”

    In 1773 Phillis Wheatley published her first and what was to be her only book of poetry. After failing to find a publisher in the colonies, Selina Hastings, the countess […]

  • Freedom Before the publication of her book, , Phillis traveled to England to meet her sponsor Selina Hastings. Phillis made an impression in the London society and networked among wealthy […]

    Later Life and Death

    Freedom Before the publication of her book, , Phillis traveled to England to meet her sponsor Selina Hastings. Phillis made an impression in the London society and networked among wealthy […]

  • Influence on Wheatley’s work Inspired by classical Greek and Latin poetry Phillis used a style of writing called elegiac. An elegy is a type of poetic meter in which each […]

    Poetry and Fame

    Influence on Wheatley’s work Inspired by classical Greek and Latin poetry Phillis used a style of writing called elegiac. An elegy is a type of poetic meter in which each […]

  • Influence on History and American Literature Phillis Wheatley is a pioneer in African American literature and is credited with helping create its foundation. She provided inspiration to other African American […]

    Contribution to History and Literature

    Influence on History and American Literature Phillis Wheatley is a pioneer in African American literature and is credited with helping create its foundation. She provided inspiration to other African American […]

  • Phillis Wheatley’s Christian upbringing played a key role in . By using religion as the main force in her poetry she was able to build a bridge between herself, an […]

    Poems

    Phillis Wheatley’s Christian upbringing played a key role in . By using religion as the main force in her poetry she was able to build a bridge between herself, an […]

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