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We whose Names are under-written, do assure the World, that the POEMS specified in the following Page, were (as we verily believe) written by PHILLIS, a young Negro Girl, who was but a few Years since, brought an uncultivated [meaning not educated] Barbarian from Africa, and has ever since been, and now is, under the Disadvantage of serving as a Slave in a Family in this Town. She has been examined by some of the best Judges, and is thought qualified to write them." (John Wheatley, To the Publick) The perspective (or point of view) of this passage can best be described as: (Points : 3) first person second person third person We whose Names are under-written, do assure the World, that the POEMS specified in the following Page, were (as we verily believe) written by PHILLIS, a young Negro Girl, who was but a few Years since, brought an uncultivated [meaning not educated] Barbarian from Africa, and has ever since been, and now is, under the Disadvantage of serving as a Slave in a Family in this Town. She has been examined by some of the best Judges, and is thought qualified to write them." (John Wheatley, To the Publick) The audience of this passage can best be described as: (Points : 3) general specific to slaves specific to poetry readers the author himself Read the passage and answer the question that follows. "We have been advised by some credible (meaning "believable") Christians yet alive, that a malefactor (meaning "person meaning harm"), accused of witchcraft as well as murder, and executed in this place more than forty years ago, did then give notice of an horrible plot against the country by witchcraft, and a foundation of witchcraft then laid, which if it were not seasonably discovered, would probably blow up, and pull down all the churches in the country. And we have now with horror seen the discovery of such a witchcraft! An army of devils is horribly broke in upon our English settlements: and the houses of the good people there are filled with the doleful (meaning "hopeless") shrieks of their children and servants, tormented by invisible hands." (Cotton Mather, "The Wonders of the Invisible World") Based on this passage, Cotton Mather is most likely a ______________. (Points : 3) soldier servant judge minister

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  1. Maddy95
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    @iloveyou;* @sportyshorts42 @KMAN123 @Kash_TheSmartGuy

  2. anonymous
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    the first passage is third person

  3. anonymous
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    the second passage i would have to say specific to poetry readers

  4. anonymous
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    and for the last one i think minister :)

  5. Maddy95
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    ok thx :)

  6. anonymous
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    no prob :)

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