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By Peggy Zawadil

Seminar paper from the 12 months 2012 within the topic English Language and Literature experiences - Literature, grade: 2,0, college of Potsdam, language: English, summary: within the following, the writer desires to discover in what method the poem "Slavery, A Poem" by means of Hannah extra serves abolitionist means.

A quote of Hannah extra (1745 - 1833) in a letter to her sister states: “I grieve i didn't set approximately it faster; because it needs to now be performed in one of these hurry… yet, strong or undesirable, if it doesn't pop out on the specific second while the dialogue comes on in Parliament, it's going to now not be worthy a straw.” (Feldman, 1997, p. 470) This assertion is bearing on her poem “Slavery, A Poem.” that she wrote in 1788. analyzing this citation possible act at the assumption that the poem and its time of booklet served a particular function. figuring out that Hannah extra used to be an energetic member of the British abolitionism and realizing that she wrote the poem for this very cause; we will come to the next learn query: In what manner is the common British abolitionism represented in Hannah Mores poem?

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