Phillis Wheatley

(1753 – 5 December 1784 / Gambia)

Phillis Wheatley Poems

1. A Farewell To America To Mrs. S. W. 12/31/2002
2. A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An Infant Of Twelve Months 12/31/2002
3. A Rebus 1/1/2004
4. An Answer To The Rebus, By The Author Of These Poems 12/31/2002
5. An Hymn To Humanity 1/1/2004
6. An Hymn To The Evening 12/31/2002
7. An Hymn To The Morning 12/31/2002
8. Goliath Of Gath 12/31/2002
9. His Excellency General Washington 1/20/2012
10. Isaiah Lxiii 1/1/2004
11. 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 12/31/2002
12. Ode To Neptune 12/31/2002
13. On Being Brought From Africa To America 1/1/2004
14. On Imagination 12/31/2002
15. On Recollection 12/31/2002
16. On The Death Of A Youn Gentleman 12/31/2002
17. On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Years Of Age 12/31/2002
18. On The Death Of Dr. Samuel Marshall 12/31/2002
19. On The Death Of J.C. An Infant 1/1/2004
20. On The Death Of Rev. Mr. George Whitefield 12/31/2002
21. On The Death Of The Rev. Dr. Sewell, 1769 1/1/2004
22. On Virtue 12/31/2002
23. Thoughts On The Works Of Providence 12/31/2002
24. To A Clergyman On The Death Of His Lady 12/31/2002
25. 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 12/31/2002
26. To A Gentleman On His Voyage To Great-Britain For The Recovery Of His Health 12/31/2002
27. To A Lady And Her Children 1/1/2004
28. To A Lady On Her Coming To North-America With Her Son, For The Recovery Of Her Health 12/31/2002
29. To A Lady On Her Remarkable Preservation In A Hurrican In North-Carolina 12/31/2002
30. To A Lady On The Death Of Her Husband 12/31/2002
31. To A Lady On The Death Of Three Relations 1/1/2004
32. To Captain H------D, Of The 65th Regiment 12/31/2002
33. To His Honour The Lieutenant-Governor, On The Death Of His Lady Marc 24, 1773 12/31/2002
34. To Maecenas 12/31/2002
35. To S. M. A Young African Painter, On Seeing His Works 12/31/2002
36. To The Honourable T. H. Esq; On The Death Of His Daughter 12/31/2002
37. To The King's Most Excellent Majesty 1768 12/31/2002
38. To The Rev. Dr. Thomas Amory, On Reading His Sermons On Daily Devotion, In Which That Duty Is Recommended And Assisted 12/31/2002
39. To The Right Honourable William, Earl Of Dartmouth, His Majesty's Principal Secretary Of The State For North-America, 12/31/2002
40. To The Rt. Hon. William, Earl Of Dartmouth 1/1/2004

Comments about Phillis Wheatley

  • moriah hall (12/15/2017 8:09:00 AM)

    this is very helpful

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  • A cool guy (11/28/2017 4:38:00 PM)

    I love your poems. How long did it take you to write all those poems? I am doing a report on you. I have learned so much about you. Thank you for all the poems.

  • Nyasia Heart (6/23/2014 8:53:00 PM)

    Guys this is silly strangers arguing over other strangers opinions charisww was wrong on certain things and so was claudia but sometimes people dont think about what they are saying thats true? isn't it? We are people we should stop this its ridiculous everybody has their reasoning for everything right? but its a opinion its crazy to get mad at eachtothee cause of it positive things can we? @leilabronco @alexgalarneu @nonmanetinÆternum

  • Leila Bronco (1/29/2014 4:21:00 PM)

    and also i amCraig Mabbitt little sister! ! so i can tell him everything and he is VERY overprotective! ! so i would stop if i were you! and yes this is Craig [ 3333

  • Leila Bronco (1/29/2014 3:46:00 PM)

    come on guys really? ? @claudia i agree with you but come on charisse everybody has their own opinion and if you dont like it then get off! js [3

  • Non Manet In Æternum (12/2/2013 3:07:00 PM)

    Alex Galarneau, unless you come from a slave ancestry, you have no way to empathize with Charisse's point of view. I think its people like you who poo poo the madness that transpired in much of slavery and holocaust. In other words, how can you put yourself into someone else's shoes when you don't have an iota of inclination into their history?

  • Alex Galarneau (9/18/2013 10:19:00 AM)

    Charisse, were you a slave? were you ripped from our family and forced into labor and beaten and raped? no. it is perfectly acceptable for a person to have an opinion about a poem that does not appeal to them. It does not make someone a racist at all. She didn't say she hated the poem because the author was black or that she thought that Phillis was a bad writer because of it. THANK YOU.

  • Sanskruti Siras (12/8/2011 7:57:00 AM)

    thanks for the witty poem sir....

  • Claudia Krizay Claudia Krizay (4/25/2011 4:51:00 PM)

    One poet I am not crazy about is Phillis Wheatley Maybe it is because I can't relate to her work. I am not saying she is a bad poet- to others she might be great. Maybe I am the stupid one because her writing doesn't appeal to me- but I think no poet is loved by everyone and nobody is perfect. I am sure a lot of people dislike my poetry and I am interested in why they don't just as I am interested in why others do like it. It is all in the eyes of the beholder but Phillis Wheatley's poetry I just cannot relate to. I won't say why because other readers might call me a racist. But people have to be willing to accept negative comments as well as the positive ones! ! !

  • Linda Stroud (2/27/2006 1:38:00 PM)

    This poem is awesome Phillis. You are a good poet, I really enjoyed thath one especially.Keep up the good work. Truly Awesome.............

Best Poem of Phillis Wheatley

On Imagination

THY various works, imperial queen, we see,
How bright their forms! how deck'd with pomp
by thee!
Thy wond'rous acts in beauteous order stand,
And all attest how potent is thine hand.
From Helicon's refulgent heights attend,
Ye sacred choir, and my attempts befriend:
To tell her glories with a faithful tongue,
Ye blooming graces, triumph in my song.
Now here, now there, the roving Fancy flies,
Till some lov'd object strikes her wand'ring eyes,
Whose silken fetters all the senses bind,
And soft captivity involves the mind.
Imagination! who ...

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Goliath Of Gath

SAMUEL, Chap. xvii.

YE martial pow'rs, and all ye tuneful nine,
Inspire my song, and aid my high design.
The dreadful scenes and toils of war I write,
The ardent warriors, and the fields of fight:
You best remember, and you best can sing
The acts of heroes to the vocal string:
Resume the lays with which your sacred lyre,

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