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Introduction Throughout history women have had to fight hard for equality in many aspects of life In the early history of the United States women were not allowed to express themselves about certain societal issues Therefore women began to write journals dialogues and poetry to get some of their thoughts out in the wind The Eighteenth Century spawned the arrival of many new women poets These women opened doors that had never been touched by women before This new wave of feminine poetry showed the world a female point of view on issues such as childbirth various political issues love womens suffrage education and their fight to gain equality These brave pioneers such as Jane Coleman Turell Lucy Terry Annis Boudinot Stockton Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson Sarah Wentworth Morton Phyllis Wheatley and a multitude of others who have paved the way for the many women writers of the centuries to come Jane Coleman Turell Jane Coleman Turell was the daughter of Jane Clark and Benjamin Colman Her father was the liberal minister of Bostons Brattle Street Church and president of Harvard College Due to her fathers high education and societal status Jane was an afforded the opportunity to be exposed to many literary devices at an early age Throughout her life her father instructed her Because Jane was not always allowed to go many places due to her ill health she spends a multitude of her time in her fathers library This excessive access allowed her to read widely in the areas of divinity history and literature Jane always strived to improve her writing skills so she began a regular correspondence and exchange of verses with her father Then at the tender age of ten this child prodigy composed her first hymn Little did her family know that this was the beginning of a long career in literature Lauter 669 Jane Coleman Turell was known to be a prolific poet correspondent and diarist She
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