Unit 2 Discussion #2

Your initial post must be a minimum of 150 words. Your response to your classmate must be a minimum of 75 words.

**You are encouraged to respond to more than one peer, but your primary peer response must meet the word count.

Choose one of the following questions:

  1. Discuss the sentiments of Phillis Wheatley as expressed in her poem “On Being Brought from Africa to America” and that of the spirituals. Do you believe Wheatley’s gratefulness for her condition is warranted despite not being free? Should she have expressed a longing for freedom as her fellow Africans and African Americans did as they sang spirituals?

2.  Explore Horton’s feelings about liberty as captured in the following lines from his poem “On Liberty and      Slavery”:”

Oh, Liberty! thou golden prize, So often sought by blood— We crave thy sacred sun to rise, The gift of nature’s God!”

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45465/on-being-brought-from-africa-to-america

https://bconline.broward.edu/d2l/le/content/462167/viewContent/11946486/View

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/52307/on-liberty-and-slavery

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