Phillis Wheatley: African Poetry in America

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Phillis Wheatley was all of the following, EXCEPT _____.

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1. What is 'On Being Brought from Africa to America' about?

2. Why did Phillis Wheatley see her slavery as a blessing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Phillis Wheatley was a notable 18th-century figure in American history and literature. The quiz/worksheet combo will see what you know about who Wheatley was as well as the content of her written work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following items:

  • Closing lines of 'On Being Brought from Africa to America:'
  • Meaning of 'Once I redemption neither sought nor knew' line
  • Statement of the opening lines in 'On Being Brought from Africa to America'
  • Subjects of 'On Being Brought from Africa To America'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about Phillis Wheatley's poetry
  • Making connections - use understanding of Phillis Wheatley's life to analyze 'On Being Brought from Africa to America'
  • Information recall - access your knowledge of Phillis Wheatley's accomplishments

Additional Learning

Use our lesson called Phillis Wheatley: African Poetry in America to learn more about this writer's life and work. The following objectives are covered in the lesson:

  • Discuss how Wheatley became educated during her youth
  • Identify the themes in Wheatley's work
  • Provide analysis of 'On Being Brought from Africa to America'
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