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  • Whitman's Beautiful Democratic Poems Of Friendship
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    John Bell Mrs. Taylor English 2 May 30, 2000 All Alone Walter Whitman was an American poet of the 1800's. Walt was arguably one of America's influential and innovative poets of his time. Whitman began work as a printer and journalist in the New York City area. He wrote articles on politics, civics, and the arts. During the Civil War, Whitman was a volunteer assistant in the military hospitals in Washington, D.C. After the war, he worked in several government departments until he suffered a strok...
  • Whitman's Effective Use Of The Catalogue
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    Walt Whitman's diverse and self-conscious writing style contains many poetic devices which distinguish him among the great American writers. One such device common to Whitman's poetry is the use of cataloguing. Through cataloguing, Whitman is able to enter into the text multiple ideas and situations, alluding to topics which are central to his work. Though these seemingly unrelated events all contain diverse themes, evoking various thoughts, it is through cataloguing that they successfully revea...
  • With Moss Walt Whitmans Live Oak
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    English 11 Live Oak, With Moss Walt Whitmans Live Oak, With Moss, is an intricate portrayal of love, both physical and mental. Throughout the poem, Whitman incorporates an array of metaphors symbolic of love and the many characteristics associated with love. Dissimilar to mainstream poetry, Whitman introduces a friend-lover relationship between two men, describing the pain and happiness associated with their love. Throughout Live Oak, With Moss, Whitman illustrates the great pleasure associated ...
  • Whitman's Civil War Experiences
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    walt whitman A World of Politics Thesis: Walt Whitman was a man who used his thoughts on political issues concerning the Civil War within his writings because of many experiences he had encountered. Whenever ever the term "political writing" comes up, most people would think of Walt Whitman. Walt Whitman was one of the most popular political writers of all times. "Nearly everyone agrees that Walt Whitman is America's greatest poet" (Unger 331). "Whitman's ideas and attitudes were chiefly those o...
  • Whitman's Lifetime The Development Of American Dictionaries
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    American Influences of Walt Whitman In his poems and life, Walt Whitman celebrated the human spirit and the human body. He sang the praises of democracy and marveled at the technological advances of his era. His direct poetic style shocked many of his contemporaries. This style, for which Whitman is famous, is in direct relation to several major American cultural developments. The development of American dictionaries, the growth of baseball, the evolution of Native American policy, and the devel...
  • Things In Walt Whitmans Life
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    Walt Whitman An American poet, whose work boldly asserts the worth of the individual and the oneness of all humanity. Walt Whitmans defiant break with traditional poetic concerns and style exerted a major influence on American thought and literature. He is something that no other country could have produced. He is utterly lawless, and in consequence passes for being a great original genius. His produce is unlike anything else that has ever appeared in literature, and that is enough for those qua...
  • Poem Number Forty Three Whitman
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    The incredible Walt Whitman was a man with many talents. One of these talents being that he could see the world in a view that very few of us could comprehend. He saw the world for what it was and what it could be, nevertheless he saw people for who we are and what we could be. In many people's opinion the world has never seen a more talented and dynamic writer. In leaves of grass Whitman begins with his physical poetry, and then proceeds to his spiritual side, and concludes with a spiritual res...
  • Whitman's Notion Of Sexuality
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    Divinity, Sexuality and the Self Through his poetry, Whitman's 'Song of Myself' makes the soul sensual and makes divine the flesh. In Whitman's time, the dichotomy between the soul and the body had been clearly defined by centuries of Western philosophy and theology. Today, the goodness of the soul and the badness of the flesh still remain a significant notion in contemporary thought. Even Whitman's literary predecessor, Emerson, chose to distinctly differentiate the soul from all nature. Whitma...
  • Walt Whitman
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    A True Patriot: Walt Whitman When one talks of great American Poets, if the person has any since of intelligence, then they can in now way fail to mention Walt Whitman. Whitman is a great American poet, So great, that Ralph Waldo Emerson said that he was an "American Shakespeare" (Tucker 247). While the debate still goes on about that comment, there is no debate about the greatness of Whitman. Walt Whitman was born in West Hills, NY on May 31, 1819 on Long Island. He was the second of nine child...
  • Walt Whitman
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    Sophie OshmanMrs. DubrowPeriod 7 May 4th, 2004 Walt Whitman Walt Whitman, born in 1819 to a family in Long Island, lived a very humble life before becoming a well known writer. He grew up in a community full of Quakers and followed religion very strictly as a child. Whitman loved reading the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson because he thought he related to Emerson's ideas and theologies which closely corresponded to his own. At the age of 35, Whitman published his first book, Leaves of Grass, which ...
  • Whitman's Ideas Of Democracy
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    Whitman's Democracy'I speak the pass-word primeval, I give the sign of democracy, By God! I will Accept nothing which all cannot have their counterpart of on the same terms. ' This is Whitman's expression of the idea of democracy taken from 'Song of Myself. ' In this all encompassing interpretation Whitman says that the freedom offered by democracy is for all not a chosen few. It included all people, not renouncing those of other races, creeds, or social standings. Examples of this acceptance ar...
  • Whitman's Writings In Leaves Of Grass
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    Walt Whitman Walt Whitman was a follower of the two Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. He believed in Emerson and Thoreau's Transcendentalist beliefs. Whitman believed that individualism stems from listening to one's inner voice and that one's life is guided by one's intuition. The Transcendentalist centered on the divinity of each individual; but this divinity could be self-discovered only if the person had the independence of mind to do so. Whitman lent himself to t...
  • New Poems To Leaves Of Grass
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    Walt Whitman was a nineteenth century poet, who successfully introduced a new kind of poetry to American public. Walt Whitman, influenced by his love of his country and by the time period, wrote poetry about America during the mid to late 1800's. Walt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819. He was born in West Hills, Long Island, New York, which was near Huntington, New York. He was the second child in the family. He had eight brothers and sisters. His father was working as a carpenter and his mother ...
  • Lonely Lifestyles Whitman And Dickinson
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    Loneliness: A Connection between the Poems and the Lives of the Writers The lives of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson have many similarities and differences. Here, we will focus on the similarities in their lives in order to bring to attention a correlation between Whitman's poem I Saw in Louisiana a Live-oak Growing and Dickinson's poem # 1510. Both poets wrote during the time of Romanticism, even though Whitman was Dickinson's senior by some eleven years. This however did not influence the way...
  • Symbolism Of War
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    Walt Whitman Walt Whitman wasn't a very big fan of war. He thought everything about it was negative. We can see this in his poetry. In "Beat! Beat! Drums!" , he expresses his feelings toward war using symbolism. The drums and the bugles are examples of two symbols. He is using these objects as representing war. Whitman starts off each stanza with the same line every time. "Beat! Beat! drums! - blow! bugles! blow!" He uses this symbolism of war to show the effects it has on the world. The drums a...
  • Whitmans Poem Song Of Myself
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    The passage I am not the poet of goodness only, I do not decline to be the poet of wickedness also, which can be found in Whitmans poem Song of Myself illustrates Whitmans disagreement with customs and norms of his age. Whitman did not support existing morals of his time. Moreover, he attempted to jump at the chance, and wallowed in vice and crime at every single opportunity. The friends of the poet tell us that Whitmans life was correct and that only in his verse he is a libertine. This also su...
  • Its Readers An Enriching Universal Experience
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    I SIT AND LOOK Throughout various works of literature, one can find numerous parallels. It is possible to see two works with mood and tone alike. Just as it is common to see two works that differ completely from one another in that sense. However, there is one parallel that can almost be guaranteed in all works of literature. No matter what one is reading, whether it be works of great poets or short stories by unknown authors, one thing always rings true and that is universal experience. Whitman...
  • Whitman And Dickinson's Poetry Compare And Contrast
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    Walt Whitman and Emily are two of the best US writers in the last 2 centuries. All of their poetry has been well received and they had inspired many generations in the USA. In the following paragraph I am going compare these two great writers of the last two centuries. "Pictures" implies Whitman feels that all people have their own world inside of their brains, unique and incapable of being imitated. The brain to Whitman holds an expanding inventory of pictures, made up of both things remembered...
  • Frosts Poem Across My Soul
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    In the following two poems: "I felt a Funeral in My Brain" and "Dirge for Two Veterans", The author's Robert Frost and Walt Whitman, share similar thematic, cultural, and formal connections throughout their poems. In both poems, the author's explain death experiences in a mind of a person. Even though in Frosts' poem is just a sight in a person's head, and not happening in real life as in Whitman's' poem, It still tells in details, the common feelings of death in the characters experience. As bo...
  • Poem Of Whitman's Writings
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    Analysis Of Critical Analysis Of Leaves Of Analysis Of Critical Analysis Of Leaves Of Grass By Walt Whitman Alex Pere Perez 1 Mrs. Michels 05/00 Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman In the twentieth century, the name Walt Whitman has been synonymous with poetry. Whitman's most celebrated work, Leaves of Grass, was the only book he ever wrote, and he took a lifetime to write it. A large assortment of poems, it is one of the most widely criticized works in literature, and one of the most loved works as...

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