International Journal of
English and Literature

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. English Lit.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2626
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEL
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 270

Article in Press

Anti-slavery Rhetoric in the English Poetry from 1780 to 1838

Suleiman Ibrahim Abualbasher

  •  Received: 01 April 2017
  •  Accepted: 24 September 2019
This paper investigated the anti-slavery poetry rhetoric of William Cowper, Hannah More, William Blake, William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge from 1780 to 1838. Their work investigated some aspects of the abolition of slavery and slave the trade in the United Kingdom, and its domains (the Caribbean, South Africa and some in Canada). Thus, one of the principal objectives is to draw the attention of British society to the neglected role of the transitional and the romantic anti-slavery poets in composing poetry that highlighted the ignoble and inhuman conditions of African slaves in the United Kingdom and its domains.

Keywords: antislavery-trade poets, British society, abolishment, Africans, believers, feminism.