On Being Brought from Africa to America by Phillis Wheatley: Summary & Analysis

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Where was Phillis Wheatley born?

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1. The main message of the poem 'On Being Brought from Africa to America' is:

2. When was Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'On Being Brought from Africa to America' is a poem by Phillis Wheatley, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of its theme and structure. Additionally, you'll be assessed on your understanding of the biography of Phillis Wheatley.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Iambic pentameter
  • Life of Phillis Wheatley
  • Message of 'On Being Brought from Africa to America'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about Phillis Wheatley and her work from the related literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the main phrase 'iambic pentameter'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the message of 'On Being Brought from Africa to America'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the life of Phillis Wheatley

Additional Learning

To learn more about Phillis Wheatley, review the following lesson, On Being Brought from Africa to America by Phillis Wheatley: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Read 'On Being Brought from Africa to America'
  • Understand structure, rhyme and meter in 'On Being Brought from Africa to America'
  • Learn about the use of irony in Wheatley's poem
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