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Intersting.The first known African American to publish literature, he was a lifelong slave of the Lloyd family on Long Island. He was a servant who was a clerk in the family business, a farmhand, and an artisan. He was allowed to attend school and was a devout Christian, as were the Lloyds. His first published poem was written on Christmas Day, 1760.

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from Teachers Pay Teachers

Language Arts Poetry Project This project incorporates reading, writing, and research skills and helps students to demonstrate mastery and understanding of poetry components. For this project, students choose a topic as their starting point. They then locate (and cite!) three published poems and include analysis of each poem. Next, students write three poems of their own and also research their favorite poet. All of this information is compiled into a creative and organized booklet.

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This sweet poem was first published on September 15th 1998 in the 21st edition of The Lady (“in continuous publication since 1885 and widely respected as England’s longest running weekly magazine for women”). ‘Dust if you Must’ was written by Mrs Rose Milligan from Lancaster in Lancashire. Good points to remember