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  • Loose Unrestricted Form Within Whitman's Writing
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    Very few people will contest that Walt Whitman may be one of the most important and influential writers in American literary history and conceivably the single most influential poet. However many have claimed that Whitman's writing is so free form as evident in his 1855 Preface to Leaves of Grass and Song of Myself that it has no style. The poetic structures he employs are unconventional but reflect his very democratic ideals towards America. Although Whitman's writing does not include a structu...
  • 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...
  • Free Verse In Writing Poetry
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    Walt Whitman Walt Whitman was born in a rural village on Long Island N.Y. on May, 31 1819. He went to school to five to six years, although he received most of his education from the literature he read. His first jobs consisted of being a printer and a school teacher. At the age of 27 he became editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, dismissed two years later because he had radically liberal views. In the early 1850's he went back home to build houses with his father. Emerson believed Whitman wrote ...
  • Walt Whitman And Arthur Rimbaud
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    Walt Whitman, William Blake, and Arthur Rimbaud are three nineteenth century poets who shared styles, philosophies, and views of the world. They were writers searching for enlightenment and understanding of the world in which they lived; a world held in contempt for the injustices and inhumanities suffered by or because of it's people. Many of these authors' works would embody a clear disdain for ideals that went against those Whitman, Blake, and Rimbaud held so dear. They told their stories tho...
  • 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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