Phillis Wheatly colonial lit paragraph

Phillis Wheatly is a remarkable woman who during the colonial era published amazing poems despite what was normal for colonial culture. “Some view our race with scornful eye. “Their color is a diabolic dye”” (753, 5-6). This quotation is from one of her poems and it portrays how she felt as an African American woman during the colonial era. Most people during the colonial era were very judgmental and had their own ways of doing things. They were also very racist and considered anyone of a different race beneath them. Phillis Wheatly was an African American woman who was enslaved during the colonial era and purchased by a very well off family who treated her very kindly and gave her a very good education. She served for a woman named Suzannah Wheatley, who gave her lessons in reading writing as well as reading Latin.  Suzannah Wheatly proved to be very different then the stereotypical colonial woman she did not segregate on race and treated Phillis wheatly like a family member. Phillis Wheatley proved to have a superior intelligence and showed great potential. The family found early on in their relationship that she was a very intelligent girl who had great potential. She published many poems and wrote many stories that impressed many people. Her poetry portrayed how she felt being different in the colonial era. She is a remarkable story of overcoming cultural barriers and doing what you love. Her story is a great symbol of strength and courage during the colonial era.

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One Response to Phillis Wheatly colonial lit paragraph

  1. Jacqueline Autuori says:

    I like that you chose to write about Phillis Wheatly, her story is very inspiring to read about.

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