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On Being Brought from Africa to America

On Being Brought from Africa to America

  

by Phillis Wheatley

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this poem?

G

Not only was this poem written in the late 1700s, when super-sexy poetry wouldn't fly with editors or the public, but the author of this poem is a converted Christian and the title of her first collection of poems is Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral. So, we're gonna give this poem a G rating, because there's nothing but God, mercy, and racial equality being spoken about here. And angels on a train in heaven. It's poetry fun for the whole family!

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