OnBeingBroughtfromAfricatoAmerica

OnBeingBroughtfromAfricatoAmerica - Poem List: On Being...

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Phillis Wheatley : First African American author to be published in book form. She writes in iambic pentameter. She was influenced by Alexander Pope. Her book was published in England one year after slavery was abolished there. She was freed and married John Peters. She had two children that died in infancy and she died of poverty.
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Unformatted text preview: Poem List: On Being Brought from Africa to America : 1773 She speaks of being brought form Pagan Africa and being taught Christianity. She speaks that she thanks God for being brought to America and be able to enjoy Christianity. Its a felix culpa poetic tradition....
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