First words, last words: Phillis Wheatley's elegies to children

Haslanger, Andrea (2019) First words, last words: Phillis Wheatley's elegies to children. English Language Notes, 57 (2). pp. 127-132. ISSN 0013-8282

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Abstract

This short piece reads two of Phillis Wheatley’s elegies to children to reflect on how they represent the dead as speaking rather than silent. It considers how the deceased’s speech invokes different categories of the child, overlaying political and theological ideas about children’s vulnerability and potential power.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Depositing User: Andrea Haslanger
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2019 11:55
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 15:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/81577

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