Pagans and angels and Christians, oh my! Wheatley lays the religion on heavy in her poetry, especially in "On Being Brought from Africa to America." And although she's far away from home, America has become a real-life Oz for the speaker, where she finds religion and faith. Not only that, but her conversion to Christianity parallels her transition from Africa to America, and becomes a source for her belief that all people are equal. Now click your heels three times and read on….
Like life, Wheatley's poem is not a destination; it's a journey—filled with angels, pagans, Cain, and a "sable race," which she uses to express her conversion to Christianity.
All aboard the angelic train! Through several mentions of Christian themes, Wheatley uses the Christian promise of salvation as an argument for equality in life.