Carlos831:

Which characteristic of neoclassical poetry is displayed in this excerpt from the poem “Goliath of Gath” by Phillis Wheatley? Ye martial pow'rs, and all ye tuneful nine, Inspire my song, and aid my high design. The dreadful scenes and toils of war I write, The ardent warriors, and the fields of fight: You best remember, and you best can sing The acts of heroes to the vocal string: a reference to heroes heroic couplets rhyming verse a turbulent theme