• Hu2501 Study Guide
    African Painter, on Seeing His Works,” what argument do you think her poetry made to its eighteenth-century audience about African Americans? 4. Poems such as “To the Right Honourable William, Earl of Dartmouth,” “To the University of Cambridge, in New England,” and “To His Excellency General...
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  • Phillis Wheatley
    Wheatley had for the sun; a love that was instilled in her by her mother when Wheatley was a small child watching her mother praise Apollo. “To his Excellency General Washington” was published in April of 1776 by Phillis Wheatley in Boston Massachusetts. This poem to George Washington...
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  • Different but Alike
    Different but Alike The poems To My Dear and Loving Husband and To His Excellency, General Washington are two interesting poems. To My Dear and Loving Husband was written by Anne Bradstreet. To His Excellency, General Washington was written by Phillis Wheatley. These two poems are very similar...
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  • Phillis Wheatley
    contemporaries. (http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/DC) One of her most famous poems congratulating and honoring someone was "To His Excellency General Washington". In this poem Wheatley is addressing George Washington and congratulating him on being chosen as General by the Continental Congress to run the...
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  • Colonial American Settlement
    early ‘immigrants’ who came to this country with their own free will and not those people who were Native Americans and slaves. Nevertheless there was a fight for independence that took place. As Phyllis Wheatley’s poem To His Excellency George Washington passionately illustrates, “Muse! bow...
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  • Phillis Wheatley
    his work. “To His Excellency General Washington” (1776) was written during the civil war. Central theme in this poem is the “freedom’s cause” and she described and justified the struggle of the colonists to be free from England, even if it meant to go to war. In line nine to twelve she provided a...
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  • American Romanticism - Essay
    a surreal, almost magical quality to the mountains (and nature in general): “Surely this was his native village, which he had left but the day before. There stood the Kaatskill mountains – there ran the silver Hudson at a distance – there was every hill and dale precisely as it had always...
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  • America: The Place For An Individual
    in all goodness”. (Mather 188) III. “To His Excellency General Washington” by Phillis Wheatley A. It shows a rare point of view from a unique slave. 1. “And so may you, whoever dares disgrace / The land of freedom’s heaven-defended race!” (lines 31-32) 2. “Proceed, great chief, with virtue on...
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  • Phillis Wheatley and Edgar Allan Poe
    were Elegies and occasional verse. One of her major work was a patriotic poem entitled “To His Excellency General Washington” She died in 1784 in Boston Massachusetts. Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston Massachusetts in 1809. He was described as “One of the greatest and unhappiest of American...
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  • Phillis Wheatley
    epyllion (short epic) style with the publication of "Niobe in Distress." Phillis' popularity as a poet both in the United States and England ultimately brought her freedom from slavery on October 18, 1773. She even appeared before General Washington in March, 1776 for her poetry and was a...
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  • Phillis Wheatley
    Harbor# had begun. Politics was now severely interfering with Phillis' poetry and yet she had always downplayed political events in her poems. Phillis wrote a poem to General Washington# in October 1775, to celebrate him becoming commander in chief of the armies of North America. "The poem showed perhaps...
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  • Yes Man
    because the British offered Africans freedom if they fought the colonists. Americans began to question having slaves. Slaves also wrote about freedom (Phyllis Wheatley) and were given freedom for gaining international attention. 37. Phyllis Wheatley was a 21 year old woman who was a domestic slave...
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  • Phillis Wheatley “the Black/African Poetess”
    superior race. If everyone was given the same opportunity then anyone willing to try and can be successful. When she wrote to “his ExcellencyGeneral Washington. She begins say that she has “taken the freedom”. As a slave she dose not have any freedom, nor do any other slaves. She then goes on and...
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  • Reflection on Early American Writing
    the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And there are still more references to gods, both real and imagined, in colonial literature. Phillis Wheatley, yet another great American poet, also mentioned gods in her poem “To His Excellency, General Washington”. Though she does not...
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  • Early American History
    your poetic talents.” To His Excellency General Washington: Introduction." (Poetry for Students. Ed. Marie Rose Napierkowski. Vol. 13. Detroit: Gale, 1998. eNotes.com. January 2006. 24 January 2011). After Phillis Wheatley, came other African Americans who proved themselves through their writings...
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  • Enlightenment
    Enlightenment Mini- Essay Perseverance Is the Key In their writings, Benjamin Franklin, J. Hector St John de Cre’vecoeur, and Phyllis Wheatley all call attention to humble and lowly beginnings, either of themselves or of Americans in general. Benjamin Franklin expressed through his writings...
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  • Unit 2 Ids and Essay
    Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773). v. After the death of John Wheatley and his wife, Phyllis married John Peters, a free black man, who ran a small grocery store in Boston. The business was unsuccessful and Phyllis was forced to find work as a servant. Phyllis Wheatley died in...
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  • Potatosrcool
    denominations, helped popularize missionary work and assisted in the founding educational centers now known as Ivy League schools. Phyllis Wheatley (this id was added to the answer key – worth including) Born around 1753, Wheatley was a slave girl who became a poet. At age eight, she was brought to...
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  • Phillis Wheatley
    who read it, especially the ones that were written about prominent figures. Phillis wrote a poem in 1775 about George Washington and the Revolutionary War titled To His Excellency George Washington, which was recognized by an invitation to his Cambridge headquarters where she received a private...
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  • Colonial Authors
    wheel. – Edward Taylor Phyllis Wheatley America’s First Black Woman Poet. Born in Senegal, Africa in 1753, she was sold into slavery at the age of seven to John and Susannah Wheatley of Boston. Although originally brought into the Wheatley household as a servant and...
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