On Being Brought from Africa to America
by Phillis Wheatley
Analysis: Steaminess Rating
Exactly how steamy is this poem?
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!