University Hospitals for preparing the figures for this paper. However, her Bible tells her that "the black children of Cain are marked for perdition.( pg 96 Women in the American Revolution) Phillis was noted for her prayer, in which she wrote in her Bible for God to save her, "Oh my Gracious Preserver!.Tho conceived. In 1774, she wrote a letter repudiating slavery, which was reprinted and distributed throughout New England. Wheatley not only knew how to comprehend the language, she also knew how to write the language. Instruct my ignorance and enlighten my darkness." (pg 96 Women in the American. Phillis Wheatley learned the English language quickly and was taught by Mrs. She was the first African American writer of consequence in America; and her life was an inspiring example to future generations of African Americans. During this time, is was uncommon for slaves to be as literate and proficient in the English language or any other language, as Phillis Wheatley was.
Critic Sherley Anne Williams stated in Black World that her fidelity to diction, metaphor, and syntaxwhether in direct"tions or in paraphrases of Black Americas thoughtsrings, even across two centuries, with an aching familiarity that is testament to her skill, to the durability of Black. In 1771, Wheatley composed her first major work, "On an elegy to evangelist George Whitefield." After realizing Wheatleys potential for excellence, Susannah Wheatley arranged a London publication of Wheatleys poems. Her literature let the world know that she was a poet. Boche D, Nicoll JA (2008) The role of the immune system in clearance of Abeta from the brain. Phillis Wheatley acquired her last name from Susannah Wheatleyit was the norm during this time period for slave owners to give their slaves their last names. Wheatleys literary contributions are vast in nature and distinguish her apart from most writers of her era. She was only a few years younger than Thomas Jefferson, yet her life was very different. To Phillis Wheatley, her supposed freedom probably tasted nothing at all like freedom (Williams, 180). As a child, Phillis Wheatley was blessed with the gift to recite poetry. The conflicts of society inspired Phillis Wheatley to compose poems on the tragic events she witnessed. Her numerous elegies suggest a conscious poetic escape from slavery. Hussey and Coffin, was published in 1767, but she gained recognition for her poem, On the Death of the Rev.