HIS103 Lesson 4 Essay 08-02-10 backup1

HIS103 Lesson 4 Essay 08-02-10 backup1 - Poetic History...

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Poetic History Throughout most of history, poetry has always been a huge part if society. It is well stated in the textbook, when the authors say, “Poetry is one of the most ancient and universal of the arts.” (Nash, Jeffrey, Howe, Frederick, Davis, and Winkler 2009) They continue on to say, “For generations, American historians have drawn on poetry to recapture feelings, ideas, and group experiences.” (Nash, Jeffrey, Howe, Frederick, Davis, and Winkler 2007) Poets typical write with their emotions and feelings which are developed from their experiences. Oftentimes, one can read a poem of a specific time period and get a good sense of what life was like in that area of the world and specific time period in history. Phillis Wheatley was an African-American slave who became the first black poet in North America to publish her work. When a person reads some of the poems that Wheatley wrote, one can really see the struggles she endured during the turmoil prior to the American Revolutionary War. Two notable poems by Wheatley have strong historical reflections as she salutes King George III for repealing the Stamp Act. In a later poem, she addresses the King’s minister for colonial affairs about colonial freedom from England and the hardships of slavery.
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HIS103 Lesson 4 Essay 08-02-10 backup1 - Poetic History...

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