Racism Essay: The Life Of Phillis Wheatley's Poem

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Phillis Wheatley is a black, African slave, female poet, and then Christian American (Acton/ American Literature). The life of Phillis is attractive, some painful and some pleasant (poetry foundation). At that time, black skin people cannot be educated while she was American Christian and educated. Wheatley was a model of all black skin people or those were persecuted (Acton/ American Literature). She is the owner of the first published poems book in the colonies in 1773 after brought her from Africa to America; by that Wheatley was the first slave and third American woman do that (Biography). Indeed, Phillis is not her real name, but it is the ship 's name which carried her to Boston; she used it until she died. Wheatley did not only change her name, but her country, religion, and whole her life (Biography). Through this poem, reached the idea that is the right of all people to identify Christianity to become Christians and benefit from the Bible without concentration on race (Acton/ American Literature). If you judged anyone strange for you or religion that is unlike you or your culture, should read this poem. Phillis wrote in the first line "Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land". The word…show more content…
We note from this poem that Wheatley was not concerned with poetry as a narrative, but the focus was on ideas and concepts that incorporated in this short poem as a Christianity, racism and enslavement. The story of bringing her from Africa to America as a "mercy". Also, focus that no one even "Negroes" is possible to be Christians, God accepts all people means that Christianity makes us equal, regardless of skin color, race, and so on (Shmoop). Knowing that Phillis Wheatley was a prominent icon in America to overcome the difficulties and be able to appearing, but the slavery that was experienced because of race, ethnic racism, did not publish all her poems because the vast majority in America did not like and did not want to mix with blacks (Acton/ American
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