1775 in poetry

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List of years in poetry (table)
In literature
1772
1773
1774
1775
1776
1777
1778

Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).

Events[edit]

October 26 - Phillis Wheatley sends a poem and letter to General George Washington in his honor. He responded to her in 1776.[1]

Works published[edit]

Colonial America[edit]

  • Anna Young Smith, published under the pen name "Sylvia", "An Elegy to the Memory of the America Volunteers", published in the Pennsylvania Magazine, Colonial America[2]
  • Philip Freneau:
    • "General Gage's Soliloquy"[3]
    • "General Gage's Confession"[3]
    • "A Voyage to Boston"[4]
    • "American Liberty"[4]
    • "A Political Litany"[4]
  • John Trumbull, first two cantos of M'Fingal, a satire on American Tories during the American Revolution (later published in completed form in 1782)[3]

United Kingdom[edit]

Births[edit]

Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

Deaths[edit]

Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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. ^ Davis, Cynthia J., and Kathryn West, Women Writers in the United States: A Timeline of Literary, Cultural, and Social History, Oxford University Press US, 1996 ISBN 978-0-19-509053-6, retrieved via Google Books on February 7, 2009
  3. ^ a b c Carruth, Gorton, The Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates, ninth edition, HarperCollins, 1993
  4. ^ a b c Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press
  5. ^ a b c d e f Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  6. ^ Web page titled "Selected Bibliography: Thomas Gray (1716-1771)" "By Alan T. McKenzie, Purdue University, and B. Eugene McCarthy, College of the Holy Cross / Last revised 14 December 2001", retrieved July 25, 2009. Archived 2009-07-29.
  7. ^  "Bulmer, Agnes". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.