Redemption in that, the subject is saved from her pagan way of life. Wheatley's verse generally reveals this conscious concern with poetic grace, particularly in terms of certain eighteenth-century models Davis; Scruggs. Further, because the membership of the "some" is not specified aside from their common attitudethe audience is not automatically classified as belonging with them.
She also implies that being black-skinned is not a hindrance to greatness. What difficulties did they face in considering the abolition of the institution in the formation of the new government? Here she mentions nothing about having been free in Africa while now being enslaved in America.
Phillis was known as a prodigy, devouring the literary classics and the poetry of the day.
The power of the poem of heroic couplets is that it builds upon its effect, with each couplet completing a thought, creating the building blocks of a streamlined argument.
Hers is an inclusionary rhetoric, reinforcing the similarities between the audience and the speaker of the poem, indeed all "Christians," in an effort to expand the parameters of that word in the minds of her readers.
The members of this group are not only guilty of the sin of reviling others which Wheatley addressed in the Harvard poem but also guilty for failing to acknowledge God's work in saving "Negroes. If she had left out the reference to Cain, the poem would simply be asserting that black people, too, can be saved.
For instance, the use of the word sable to describe the skin color of her race imparts a suggestion of rarity and richness that also makes affiliation with the group of which she is a part something to be desired and even sought after.