Collection 2: Colonial American Poems

As you compare Phillis Wheatley's "To the Right Honourable William, Earl of Dartmouth" and "On Being Brought from Africa to America" and Philip Freneau's "On the Emigration to America and Peopling the Western Country," learn this word list. Here are links to lists for texts in Grade 11's Collection 2: The Declaration of Independence, Preamble and Bill of Rights, The Federalist No. 10, Thomas Jefferson: The Best of Enemies, Colonial American poems, A Soldier for the Crown
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  1. clime
    the weather in some location averaged over a period of time
  2. sway
    controlling influence
  3. strain
    a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
  4. seat
    the location where something is based
  5. soothe
    cause to feel better
  6. refulgent
    radiating or as if radiating light
  7. courser
    formerly a strong swift horse ridden into battle
  8. prophet
    someone who speaks by divine inspiration
  9. benighted
    lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture
  10. sable
    of a dark somewhat brownish black
  11. diabolic
    extremely evil or cruel
  12. successive
    following in order without gaps
  13. sire
    a title formerly used for a man of rank and authority
  14. main
    any very large body of (salt) water
  15. sage
    a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics
Created on July 3, 2014 (updated July 4, 2014)

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