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Wheatley, Phillis

Syllabification: Wheat·ley, Phillis
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wētlē
 
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Definition of Wheatley, Phillis in English:

( C.1752–84), American poet; born in Africa. She was sold as a slave at age eight to the John Wheatley family of Boston. She was educated by them and then accompanied a member of the family to London, where her first volume of poetry, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773), was published.

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