Sarah Wentworth Morton
Standard Name: Morton, Sarah Wentworth
Birth Name: Sarah Wentworth Apthorp
Married Name: Sarah Wentworth Morton
, poet of the American Revolution, is remembered for the long, sentimental, narrative poems in which she considers the make-up of the new nation, inter-racial relationships (equal male friendship, unequal heterosexual love), the relationship of history to topography, and heroism both male and female. Her more personal and occasional poems, and her essays, are also of interest. Though too invested in the idea of submission to be a feminist, she has the status and role of women much at heart.