Phillis Wheatley

(1753 – 5 December 1784 / Gambia)

Phillis Wheatley Poems

Comments about Phillis Wheatley

  • blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaby pance (1/26/2018 2:07:00 PM)

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  • tohmas derrerrfrvrvy (1/26/2018 2:05:00 PM)

    did you know she isn't alive, she can't see what your writing.

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

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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.

Best Poem of Phillis Wheatley

On Being Brought From Africa To America

'Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,
Taught my benighted soul to understand
That there's a God, that there's a Saviour too:
Once I redemption neither sought nor knew.
Some view our sable race with scornful eye,
"Their colour is a diabolic die."
Remember, Christians, Negro's, black as Cain,
May be refin'd, and join th' angelic train.

Read the full of On Being Brought From Africa To America

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.

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