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For What Does Phillis Wheatley Pray?

Phillis Wheatley, born in Senegal, became a slave in America.

A writer of poetry, during and after her captive years, she tells us what it was like to live under a "lawless hand." She rebukes a system which allowed children to be stolen from their parents.

In her poem, she is praying for something specific. What is it?


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