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    Wheatley endeavors to deal with aesthetic and individual deliberations, for example, what workmanship is and when favor moves toward becoming creative ability. Be that as it may, a standout amongst the most critical reflections with which she battles is the place the African American slave fits into the great plan of things. Quite a bit of her need to comprehend originates from the refusal of numerous in the white perusing group to consider her important as a craftsman since she was a black…

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    into the world and it gets used for political purposes, but that wasn’t their intentions. African-American people have been fighting for equality, and art along with many other things has played a big role in it. Three examples are a poem by Phillis Wheatley, a book by Harriet Ann Jacobs, and a dong…

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    Phillis Island Tupac

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    with nothing to bring with them to America. They believe in the American dream, which was the difference in life for the better. In the poem "Africa to America" written by Phillis Wheatley, this poem is about her and how she was brought to America. She was kidnapped and then Purchased to be a servant for her owners wife. Wheatley said in line 1 "T’was mercy brought me from my…

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    a writing, a poem- all many different ways that authors compose their thoughts into writing. While may keep private self thinking journals others write to be heard. For instance, Phillis Wheatley is an author that uses her words to make sound. In her poem the “Niobe in Distress for her Children slain by Apollo”, Wheatley uses a bold tone in a creative way to share her introspection. First and foremost, the most interesting part about Wheatley’s poem is how she sets up her tone in the beginning…

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    Phillis Wheatley a former slave turned abolitionist did not find a balance between preserving individual rights and forming a strong union. By voicing her problems to the great earl of Dartmouth, she hoped to obtain his aid in removing slavery from the colonies in an non-violent effort. The Great Earl was known to be a fan of Phillis’s poems he adored her exceptional writing. Phillis hoped the earl shared the same ideologies on freedom, so she wrote a personal appeal hoping to get support from…

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    towards the middle of the 19th century as the sentiment of abolition and freedom started to rise. A multitude of slaves scribed and reflected on their times in enslavement, which includes Olaudah Equiano, Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass, and Phyllis Wheatley. Although…

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    than not, indirectly, acknowledge this possibility. One author, the poet, Phillis Wheatley made the poem, “To the University of Cambridge, in New-England” in an effort to acknowledge the chance that England would actually win the revolution. The poem details how the students of Cambridge should enjoy college life to as much an extent as possible, with the lines, “Improve your privileges while they stay, ye pupils.” (Wheatley 1) This line can refer to enjoying college now, but it takes on a…

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    African American Women

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    American women sought out freedom and equality. At first, this form of literature was unknown and not voiced because throughout history African American literature was through the perspective of African American males. Authors and poets like Phillis Wheatley, Lucille Clifton, Maya Angelou and many others have paved the way for many aspiring African American women. Often these women wanted to prove their humanity and demonstrate their creativity and use of imagery in their works. Literature has…

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    for twelve-fourteen hours. The Enlightenment was not without failures, the worst being “the inhumane activities of the transatlantic slave trade” (Fiero pg. 53). Olaudah Equiano wrote about his kidnapping and journey on slave ships in Travels. Phillis Wheatley was a slave…

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    Poetry has always been utilized to express the ideologies and beliefs held by the individual. The poets Anne Bradstreet and Phillis Wheatley, usually chose to write about topics accepted by society. For instance, they have both written works about embracing the love of God and the deliverance he offers, however, these early American poets have also written works that express their personal beliefs sometimes contradictory to society. To begin with, both of these women were strong believers in…

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