Essay heading: Does Phyllis Wheatley use religious references to warn her readers about slavery and sin and its repercussions?

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Wheatley is trying to subversively express that the Lord will be gracious enough to deliver the slaves from the "dark abodes", or bad treatment as he did the Egyptians in biblical times. Throughout the first stanza of the poem, Phyllis Wheatley challenges the reader's morals by referencing the bible right off the bat...
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Throughout the first stanza of the poem, Phyllis Wheatley challenges the reader's morals by referencing the bible right off the bat. Wheatley continues with her double meaning subversive language and tells her readers to, "scan the heights Above, to traverse the ethereal space, And mark the systems of revolving worlds...
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