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  • Phillis Wheatley was the first African American and the first woman to publish a book. She was also the first woman to make a living from her writing. Her accomplishments […]

    Who was Phillis Wheatley?

    Phillis Wheatley was the first African American and the first woman to publish a book. She was also the first woman to make a living from her writing. Her accomplishments […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Arrival to America Phillis Wheatley was born in West Africa in modern day Senegal or Gambia, her date of birth is not exactly known but it is believed that she […]

    Early Life

    Arrival to America Phillis Wheatley was born in West Africa in modern day Senegal or Gambia, her date of birth is not exactly known but it is believed that she […]

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