quot to his excellency general washington quot phillis wheatley

In addition to personification, simile, and metaphor, Wheatley’s poem “To His Excellency General Washington” uses imagery to communicate the poet’s praise of Washington and the Revolutionary army, along with her vision of their victory over Great Britain’s forces. What imagery did you find most striking in the poem and why? [We often think of imagery in terms of visual imagery—pictures we imagine as we read or listen to a work—but imagery can relate to any of the 5 senses. It is a way for the reader or listener to focus on specific words, phrases, or images used by the author in order to imagine the visceral experience/s described in a piece.] at least 200 words