Phillis Wheatley

(1753 – 5 December 1784 / Gambia)

Phillis Wheatley Poems

41. To The University Of Cambridge 1/1/2004

Comments about Phillis Wheatley

  • Ayshia Wlliisetz (1/25/2018 9:56:00 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.

  • 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! ! !

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

An Hymn To The Evening

SOON as the sun forsook the eastern main
The pealing thunder shook the heav'nly plain;
Majestic grandeur! From the zephyr's wing,
Exhales the incense of the blooming spring.
Soft purl the streams, the birds renew their notes,
And through the air their mingled music floats.
Through all the heav'ns what beauteous dies are
spread!
But the west glories in the deepest red:

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