Phillis Wheatley’s Miltonic Poetics

  • Paula Loscocco

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Paula Loscocco
    Pages 133-136
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 137-154

About this book


Phillis Wheatley, the African-born slave poet, is considered by many to be a pioneer of Anglo-American poetics. This study argues how in her 1773 POEMS, Wheatley uses John Milton's poetry to develop an idealistic vision of an emerging Anglo-American republic comprised of Britons, Africans, Native Americans, and women.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Paula Loscocco
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehman CollegeCUNYUSA

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