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Phillis Wheatley

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Transcript of Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley
An American Poet
By Mindy Weber
English 11A
Unit 1 Profoilo

Early Personal Life
She was born in Senegal in 1753.
she was kidnapped when she was 8
she was brought to boston on a slave ship.
Her time as a slave was spent being a seravnt too John wheatleys wife but they also educated her.
Her Purpose
She wanted to transform what is into what it can be.
Purchasing her freedom she wrote in support of the American Revolution.
She defined the conventions that writing can open a way to being one of the greatest voices.
She was speaking out about the institution of slavery.
Her Motivation
Her writing gave her a chance to escape being a young black slave.
She wrote about every important events going on in her life.
Her witting helped her escape the horrible ship ride to America.
The themes in her poems included freedom, African heritage and escape.
Her Audience

Some of her writings was for the americans because she wrote to defined the american cause.
She helped Africans with her writing because they related to them.
Her poems were so popular when she passed that people worte poems to honor such a poetic woman
She wrote a poem for George Washington.
She marked the beginning of the genre of African American Literature.
She wrote in a elegiac style.
She focused her witting on moral and religious subjects.
She wrote heroic couplets and poems dedicated to famous people.
Works cited
Phillis Wheatley Biography http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/phillis-wheatley-106.php
Phillis Wheatley
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