Hallelujia, It's Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley: Revolutionary War's Most Valuable Woman

Important and Honorable

She was a motivational writer, writing as a slave. She wrote to motivate and give the soldiers will to fight for our freedom. She was taught by her owner while learning with the kids of the owner.

Brilliant, Determined, Intellegent

In March of 1776, Phillis appeared before General Washington and his men to read a poem she wrote to support and to give them motivation to fight the British for our liberty.

The Poems Most Powerful Words

Celestial choir, enthron’d in realms of light,
Columbia’s scenes of glorious toils I write.
While freedom’s cause her anxious breast alarms,
She flashes dreadful in refulgent arms.
See mother earth her offspring’s fate bemoan,
And nations gaze at scenes before unknown;
See the bright beams of heaven’s revolving light
Involved in sorrows and the veil of night!

Sources

"Phillis Wheatley biography." 2002. 28 Feb. 2013 <http://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio/whea-phi.htm
"Phillis Wheatley Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography ..." 2011. 28 Feb. 2013 <http://www.biography.com/people/phillis-wheatley-9528784>

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