Sony A.

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Analyze this poems below's seeming meanings and hidden, ironic meanings in an additional paragraph

Analyze this poems below's seeming meanings and hidden, ironic meanings in an additional paragraph

On Being Brought from Africa to America

'Twas mercy brought me from my   Pagan land,

Taught my benighted soul to understand

That there's a God, that there's a   Saviour too:

Once I redemption neither sought nor knew.

Some view our sable race with scornful eye,

"Their colour is a diabolic die."

Remember,   Christians,    Negros, black as   Cain,

May be refin'd, and join th' angelic train.


Jodi K.

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For the seeming meaning paragraph, write the face-value of the poem.I would ignore the line breaks and give the literal gist of each sentence. Make note of the fact the speaker uses "me" and "I" so we know he/she is an African being transported between the two continents. You could also write about the biblical allusions. For the hidden/ironic meaning, I would keep in mind the author Wheatley was a slave herself. It is no mistake the italicized words in her poem can have double meaning. If you have trouble with the italics, focus on the actions of the Christians in the poem and if they match the teachings of Jesus.
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