1776 in poetry

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  • March — American poet Phillis Wheatley, visits with General George Washington for half an hour in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after sending him the previous October a poem written in his honor. A former slave, she was a strong supporter of independence during the American Revolution. The poem was published March 26 in the Virginia Gazette[1]

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  1. ^ Gates, Henry Louis Jr. (2003). The Trials of Phillis Wheatley: America's First Black Poet and Her Encounters With the Founding Fathers, New York: Basic Civitas Books. ISBN 978-0-465-01850-5, pp 36-37
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  3. ^ Giovanni Bach, Richard Beck, Adolph B. Benson, Axel Johan Uppvall, and others, translated in part and edited by Frederika Blankner, The History of the Scandinavian Literatures: A Survey of the Literatures of the Norway, Sweden, Denamark, Iceland and Finland From Their Origins to the Present Day, p 178, Dial Press, 1938, New York
  4. ^ ""Basílio da Gama/Bibliografia"]". The Academia Brasilia Letros. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2009. 
  5. ^ Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press
  6. ^ ""The Book of Eighteenth Century Verse"". "Romantic Circles" website of the University of Maryland. Archived from the original on 23 August 2012. Retrieved December 4, 2008.