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Phillis Wheatley was both the second published African-American poet and first published African-American woman. Born in Senegambia, she was sold into slavery at the age of 7 and transported to North America. She was purchased by the Wheatley family of Boston, who taught her to read and write, and encouraged her poetry when they saw her talent. The publication of her Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral brought her fame both in England and the American colonies; figures such as George Washington praised her work. During Wheatley's visit to England with her master's son, the African-American poet Jupiter Hammon praised her work in his own poem. Wheatley was emancipated after the death of her master John Wheatley. She married soon after. Two of her children died as infants. After her husband was imprisoned for debt in 1784, Wheatley fell into poverty and died of illness, quickly followed by the death of her surviving infant son.

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List of poems by Phillis Wheatley 42 total

One Being Brought From Africa To America
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An Hymn To The Morning 581 Views
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On Being Brought from Africa to America
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On Virtue
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His Excellency General Washington
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To the University of Cambridge
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On Imagination
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An Hymn to Humanity
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To A Gentleman And Lady On The Death Of The Lady's Brother And Sister, And A Child Of The Name Of Avis, Aged One Year
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To a Lady and Her Children
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An Hymn To The Evening
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Ode To Neptune
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To S. M. A Young African Painter, On Seeing His Works
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On The Death Of Rev. Mr. George Whitefield
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To The King's Most Excellent Majesty 1768
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A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An Infant Of Twelve Months
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Thoughts On The Works Of Providence
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Goliath Of Gath
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An Answer To The Rebus, By The Author Of These Poems
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To A Lady On The Death Of Her Husband
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A Farewel To America to Mrs. S. W.
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On The Death Of Dr. Samuel Marshall
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Isaiah LXIII
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To The Rev. Dr. Thomas Amory, On Reading His Sermons On Daily Devotion, In Which that Duty Is Recommended And Assisted
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Niobe In Distress For Her Children Slain By Apollo, From Ovid's Metamorphoses, Book VI. And From A View Of The Painting Of Mr. Richard Wilson
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To A Lady On Her Coming To North-America With Her Son, For The Recovery Of Her Health
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On Recollection
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A Rebus
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On The Death Of A Youn Gentleman
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To a Lady on the Death of Three Relations
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To A Lady On Her Remarkable Preservation In A Hurrican In North-Carolina
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To Maecenas
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On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Years Of Age
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To The Right Honourable William, Earl Of Dartmouth, His Majesty's Principal Secretary Of The State For North-America,
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To the Rt. Hon. William, Earl of Dartmouth
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To A Gentleman On His Voyage To Great-Britain For The Recovery Of His Health
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On the Death of J.C. an Infant
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To A Clergyman On The Death Of His Lady
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To The Honourable T. H. Esq; On the Death Of His Daughter
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To Captain H------D, Of The 65th Regiment
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On the Death of the Rev. Dr. Sewell, 1769
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To His Honour The Lieutenant-Governor, On The Death Of His Lady Marc 24, 1773
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