Please read the attached Biography on Phillis Wheatley from Poetry.org.
Please read and contemplate the attached Phillis Wheatley poems.
How does Phillis Wheatley’s Poetic voice effect her reader? Why do you feel Wheatley chose to speak to her reader through poetry? What do you feel Wheatley is able to accomplish through this means of communication? Considering the time period in which Wheatley composed her works, who do you think was Wheatley’s intended audience? What specific examples in her work support your position?