The way you analyze the poem “Liberty and Peace” is a biographic criticism. This criticism is relevant in this poem because the witting is focus on both the issues of American independent and slavery. While “Liberty and Peace” compare the years of being repressed by the English’s regime on America. While America was a colony of England, much of the money created here went back under the English’ crown. Much lik...
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...e something that would become hard for her once the Wheatley’s died.
While we have made the argument that biographic criticism could be used to describe the work of Phillis on “Liberty and Peace”, it is also historical criticism approach as well. Because many called for American independent from England for the many of the same reason, as showed “Liberty and Peace”. The English’s was thirsty for blood and was wanting control over all that were within their compass to include the thirteen colonies. The title of this poem is a fitting to history since, if American had liberty and detachment from English’s rule, peace will follow.
While we have outlined much of Phillis work in “Liberty and Peace” the biographic criticism approach shows both the author and “Liberty and Peace” background. Both attempting to break free of oppression and then finally freedom is had.
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