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Wheat·ley(wēt′lē, hwēt′-), Phillis 1753?-1784.
African-born American poet considered the first widely recognized black writer in America. Her works include Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773).
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Wheat•ley(ˈʰwit li, ˈwit-)
Phillis, 1753?–84, American poet, born in Africa.
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