Anne Bradstreet and Phillis Wheatley are two of the most important early American poets. Bradstreet was the first published American poet and Wheatley is considered to have begun the black American literary tradition (Norton, 110, 403). Both of these incredible women made enormous strides for the development of American literature at a time when it was difficult for women to be taken seriously as authors, and it is striking to notice the similarities between their individual styles. For example, both writers use descriptions of nature in conjunction with their reflections on religion. Bradstreet’s work “Contemplations” heavily features descriptions of the environment of the New World.
The second reason why I agree with this article is because Phillis Wheatley 's presence in the public sphere of 18th-century America gave her the ability to influence public political opinion. Her ability to create poetry despite being an enslaved black woman resulted in constant references to her transformation from barbarian to genius in the public 's eye. She became a recognizable figure, and this allowed her poetry and her beliefs to influence the perceptions of all slaves. A quote I found from Flanzbaum says "There was no great poetry in the eighteenth century, and Wheatley 's poetry was as good as the best American poetry of her age,"(Flanzbaum 59). Flanzbaum has described that poems from Phillis Wheatley where like no other poem, they were more unique to her because no poet would express the way she expresses her poems, they are a true definition of lyrical poems.
As a result of publishing this piece, it brought hate to Paine and yet praise to him. The simple fifty page pamphlet attempted to drive many Americans unwilling to break from Great Britain and to rebel and become part of the independence. By doing so, he declared that Britain was overtaking the American’s lives, the English form of government had an unscrupulous King. Despite this happening, George Washington believed that after reading “Common Sense” to the soldiers, they were refreshed and developed the desire to fight the war unconditionally till a winner was brought upon the two sides. George Washington declared that “Common Sense” drove the war into their favor, and thus quoted, “I find Common Sense is working a powerful change in the minds of men” (Bigelow 102- 103).
Thomas Paine wrote a series of articles known collectively as "The Crisis" to support his argument for independence from England during the Revolutionary War. Thomas Paine 's reasoning for writing this collection of articles is rather sound. The call to arms in this document calls “tens of thousands” to arms to battle Great Britain and their unfair rule over their country. Paine was justified in his writing, the unfair rule of the British government did need to be “called out” sort of speak.
Skeptics may wonder: “What is so special about the fact that women are allowed to vote?” I believe that despite all controversial views this event was a huge shift for social change and future breakthrough in this area. For the American feminist movement such impetus was the successful story of the suffrage movement during the First World War, including the adoption of the 19th Amendment. The history of women’s struggle for their rights is very long and sometimes seems endless. “The Age of Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries opened up job opportunities for women, released them from domestic confines and provided them with new social freedoms” (Repetto, 2010, p. 178).These improvements would be a platform for further achievements of women in public, including the
Rhetorical strategies are a necessity for persuasion. Patrick Henry demonstrates this notion in his speech to the Virginia Convention. Henry’s rhetorical strategies of rhetorical questioning and refuting opposing arguments supports his argument that America must go to war with Britain. One of Henry’s main assertions is that the British are already preparing for war with the colonies. By asking the delegates of the Virginia Convention if “fleets and armies” are “necessary to a work of love and reconciliation,” Henry questions the British’s motives (Henry).
Mallard’s strong desire about freedom, the special way of using the women’s view and using symbolism to show Mrs. Mallard’s hopeless life about fighting for freedom. These ways showed not only how Mrs. Mallard developed the feminism in her heart, but also the feminism at that time. Moreover, even this article was old, it can still give me something new about feminism, and also strengthen my opinion about feminism. All in all, the story of an hour has shown feminism and improve that Kate Chopin was a feminist writer, she tried a lot in this article and really succeed in this trying. She is really a great writer, especially in feminist
These nations were very militaristic and probed for a new war, especially Germany. It wanted to get rid of its financial obligations and restrictions of the treaty of Versailles. Germany started arming rapidly and spread fear throughout
“It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, ‘Peace! Peace!’ — but there is no peace. The war is actually begun!”. This is a quote from Patrick Henry’s “Liberty or Death” speech, which he used to try and persuade the legislature of the 13 colonies to declare war and launch a revolution against the British.