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    Phillis Wheatley Ivette Arroyo English B 11A Unit 1 Lesson 11 About Phillis Wheatley She was the first published American-African female poet. She was brought to British-ruled Boston, Massachusetts on July 11, 1761 At the age of eight, she was sold to the wealthy Boston merchant and tailor John Wheatley, who bought the young girl as a servant for his wife Susanna. She also learned to write and read by the 18 year old daughter. Her Purpose Her purpose was so the reader know what life was like for her. She likes to write poets so I think that she wrote also to express how it felt to be a woman slave being abducted from her home. Authors Motivation She wrote about her own life this was her motivation. She wanted to express her self…

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    notable stories in that she went beyond just learning to read and write the English language, to become an internationally renowned poet. She wrote the first book to be published in America by an African American and the second book of poetry to be published by an American woman of any race. In addition, she was the first female American author to try to earn a living based on the money earned from her writing (Shields). Phillis Wheatley helped open the door for African American people, as well…

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    Phillis Wheatley: An Outstanding Poet Phillis Wheatley is an African-American poetess. Although she was an African slave Wheatley was one of the best known writers in the middle years of the 1700’s. Wheatley impressed everyone she met, proving to the world that the color of one’s skin indicates one’s intelligence. She was born in Africa, but was kidnapped and shipped to the United States on a boat named “Phillis” thus giving her name. A wealthy man named John Wheatley purchased her. John…

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    Born in Senegal about 1753 At the Age of 8 she was kidnapped and brought to Boston on a slave ship John Wheatley purchased young Phillis to be a servant for his wife, Susanna Susanna did not train her to be a servant, instead she received an education in theology, English, Latin, and Greek. Wheatley wrote her first published poem at age 12 Wheatley became the first African American and first U.S. slave to publish a book of poems Phillis died in Boston, Massachusetts on December 5, 1784 Phillis…

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    privilege to learn how to read or write, but this was not the life for Phillis Wheatley. She was bought and educated by the Wheatley family and managed to become the first published female African American poet. Although she died impoverished, she was still successful in terms of making an impact on the generations after her. Despite being an African woman in America, she earned her success through her intelligence, hard work and dedication, and her acceptance in the white community. Wheatley’s…

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    Phillis Wheatley and Robert Smalls may not be a notable name in today’s history, but their stories are remarkable none the less. While Robert Smalls became famous for his bravery and actions, Phillis Wheatley became famous through her written words. Against all odds, these two African-American’s went and did what was called the impossible for people of their race in their times of history. Phillis Wheatley was brought to Boston, Massachusetts on the ship, The Phillis, in 1761 when she was just…

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    Due to a series of unfortunate events, Phillis was sold into slavery at the age of eight by the British and brought to Boston, Massachusetts in the year 1761 on a slave ship called The Phillis, hence her given name. Likewise, her last name, Wheatley, was a common custom if any surname was used for slaves. She was purchased as a servant to the master’s wife, Susanna who early on began to notice that she was not like the rest of the slaves. Phillis was extremely talented in being able to turn oral…

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    Phillis Wheatley was the first African american poet. Phillis had a very rough life she was taken from her parents when she was only a little girl around the age of 7 or 8. Many people are confused on how a slaves was able to become a poet being a slave. Slaves were not aloud to read or right but some still did in secrecy. She was probably one of the more lucky slaves, she was helped during her life and not tortured like she would have been if she were any other slave. When little Phillis was…

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    After the legacy of one African American woman ended, the legacy of another began, in a completely different manner. Phillis Wheatley, who lived from 1753 to 1784, was a woman who discovered Christianity and wrote large collections of literature emphasizing her interpretation of the religion. As a result of her lavish upbringing as a slave, Wheatley gained a lot of exposure and opportunities to showcase her talents through the connections her master and mistress had. She was taught English,…

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    women's suffrage. There were several feminist poets during this period, such as Emily Dickinson and Phillis Wheatley, that were known for their works regarding feminism. Dickinson and Wheatley’s influence on the movement have largely played a role in how women of any race or stature are treated today. Through several methods used by these poets such as rhetorical devices and figurative language, the audience…

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