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    Old Walt Old Walt Whitman Went finding and seeking‚ Finding less than sought Seeking more than found‚ Every detail minding Of the seeking or the finding. Pleasured equally In seeking as in finding‚ Each detail minding‚ Old Walt went seeking And finding. Langston Hughes‚ 1954 from A Supermarket in California Where are we going Walt Whitman? The doors close in an hour. Which way does your beard point tonight? (I touch your book and dream of our odyssey in the supermarket and feel

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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 uses are unconventional but reflect his very democratic ideals towards America. Although Whitman’s writing does not include a structure that

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    Rainey Pre-AP English 11 9 April 2013 Heroes Among Us Walt Whitman had a knack for emitting heroic qualities‚ like those of soldiers‚ into average people. Whitman was a volunteer nurse in the Civil War and vividly relives his experiences from the hospital tents through his poetry and his characters. While a nurse‚ Whitman was advised by other‚ more experienced nurses to not build personal relationships with the patients. Walt Whitman did not heed these warnings and collected information from

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    Walt Whitman Beliefs

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    Walt Whitman is a very crucial person when it comes to American Poetry. He is the father of American poetry.Walt Whitman is a man of America and is very loyal and respectful to his country that he holds close to his heart. Whitman has inspired many American poets up until this day and he still lives on because of his poetry. Walt Whitman was a patriotic man as seen in “I Hear America Singing‚” “O Captain! My Captain!‚” and “Cavalry Crossing a Ford.” Whitman shows that he is patriotic by saluting

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    Walt Whitman’s Legacy in American Free Verse An American poet who desired to stand out from the crowd. At the time‚ free verse appeared to be strange poetry writing format that didn’t have any rules. But Walt Whitman learnt to embrace this form of writing‚ and is known today for it. Walt Whitman was a transcendentalist who expressed his beliefs and perspective freely. He chose to cover a diverse array of themes ranging from elegies‚ democracy‚ equality ‚ death and growth to sexuality. Thus he

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    Walt Whitman Biography

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    Hannah Mossor Walter Whitman Biography Barlow Water Whitman‚ was born on May 31st‚ 1819 in Long Island‚ New York. He was an essayist‚ poet‚ ad journalist‚ as well as a volunteer nurse in the course of the American Civil War (1861-65). Walt Whitman participated in the shift in the transcendentalism towards realism‚ and both views are present toward his works. Walt Whitman is referred to as “the father of the free verse.” He was one of the most influential American poets. Inside as well as

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    Walt Whitman: Poet of the American Paradox Walt Whitman is generally regarded as one of America’s most important and influential nineteenth century poets. Whitman’s diverse life included becoming a printer‚ schoolteacher‚ reporter‚ and editor. All of which added to his love of literature and the English language as a whole. Some of his major works‚ including Leaves of Grass‚ were inspired in part by his travels through the American frontier and by his admiration for poets like Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Walt Whitman was a great american poet that wrote about the CIvil War and life in general. In 1886‚ at the young age of 17‚ he became a school teacher and later became a journalist just five years later. In 1855 Whitman made Leaves of Grass‚ his first step toward poetry. He wrote this book of twelve poems and published it himself. Walt Whitman made‚ edited‚ and published many great american poems‚ including O Captain! My Captain! and Song of Myself‚ that he often included his views about transcendentalism

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    Walter Whitman was an American poet‚ essayist‚ journalist‚ and humanist. He was a part of the transition between Transcendentalism and realism‚ incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon‚ often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time‚ particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass‚ which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality. Born on Long Island‚ Whitman worked as a journalist‚ a teacher

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    Walt Whitman and Abraham Lincoln Table of contents 1. Introduction……………………………………………………………………………2 2. Whitman’s position in American literature………………………………………2 3. Whitman’s poetry before the civil war…………………………………...............3 4. Lincoln’s death – a turning point for Whitman………………………………….6 5. Walt Whitman’s four poems on the American nation’s grief…………………7 5.1 Hush ’d Be the Camps To-day…………………………………………………..7 5.2. When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom ’d…………………………………7

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    Walt Whitman has a perspective of America that can distribute a goal or even an idea to people. And that is the equality of men in the nation. People should be treated and passionate among each other and not have hatred amongst themselves. America is a place where everyone should be accepted: no matter what race or nationality a person is. Everyone should feel loved around others and form together to become a union. In America‚ all men are created equal‚ as stated in the US Constitution. With that

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    Walt Whitman: Sexuality Debate The debate of one’s sexuality has more commonly come into the picture of American society towards the very end of the 19th century. A captious discussion is the lifestyle of Walt Whitman: American poet‚ essayist and journalist. Though modern critics tend to debate his sexuality‚ there is great disagreement as to whether Whitman ever had sexual relations with men‚ expressed alongside his poetry. Walt Whitman was born on Long Island on May 31st‚ 1819‚ just thirty

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    I chose Walt Whitman for my biography report because Mr. Farlow said that if I wasn’t going to take this class seriously and pick a real poet I might as well not come to class anymore. Walt Whitman was an awful child molester who was born in ancient Hong Kong. He is over 3‚000 years old and remembers the names of all the forgotten Gods. Walt Whitman is 90 stories tall‚ and his adventures are legendary. With his blue ox‚ Emily Dickenson‚ Walt Whitman traveled across young America and helped

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    Walt Whitman and Civil War

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    Walt Whitman Author(s): HENRY NEUMANN Reviewed work(s): Source: The American Scholar‚ Vol. 2‚ No. 3 (July 1933)‚ pp. 260-268 Published by: The Phi Beta Kappa Society Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41203967 . Accessed: 05/02/2013 12:59 Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions of Use‚ available at . http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp . JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars‚ researchers‚ and students discover

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    Walt Whitman Walter "Walt" Whitman was an American poet‚ essayist‚ journalist and humanist. He was born on May 31‚ 1819‚ the second son of nine children‚ of Walter Whitman‚ and Louisa Van Velsor. They lived in Brooklyn and Long Island in the 1820s and 1830s. At the age of twelve‚ Whitman began to learn the printer’s trade. Largely self-taught‚ he read voraciously‚ becoming acquainted with the works of Homer‚ Dante‚ Shakespeare‚ and the Bible. Whitman worked as a printer in New York City until

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    Walt Whitman Whitman’s different views of writing Walt Whitman is one of the first great American poets. He was born in 1819 on Long Island and he was one of ten children. Whitman only went to school for a few years until he turned eleven and concluded formal schooling. He then attempted to find work to support his future family. He found a job as an office boy and then moved on to be an apprentice with a local paper where he learned all about the printing press. The following summer he joined

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    Poet Walt Whitman was born in Westhills‚ Long Island‚ May 31‚ 1819. Walt Whitman lived in Brooklyn as a child‚ his childhood was unfortunately unhappy and boring. He finished education at the age of eleven‚ he then found a job for extra income. As a poet he was not afraid to write about anyone or thing. In the poems “O Captain! My Captain!” and “To You” Walt Whitman uses punchuation and writing about dramatic things to get his points about life across. I think this makes him a good poet because

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    Walt Whitman “Spontaneous Me” “Walt Whitman revolutionized American Poetry” (Norton 2190). A statement made by many‚ in which the American society can agree upon. His bold style of writing grasps the reader into a world where nature and sexuality meet. Whitman’s collection entitled Leaves of Grass was published in 1855 to a nation barely accepting of new ideas (Oakes). During the time of slavery and great religious value‚ Whitman’s pieces were considered immoral‚ traitorous and were often banned

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    A Song Analysis The poem‚ A Song‚ by Walt Whitman appears in Leaves of Grass. This edition collection of poems appeared in 1867. It is the workshop for the other versions that followed. “A Song” is not as well-known as some of Whitman’s other songs. This one like many of his poems celebrates comradeship and nature. It appears in the Calamus section of the 1867 book. It does not appear in later additions. The poem praises the soldiers who fought for America’s freedom. The emphasis on comradeship

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    Analysis of Imagery "Beat! Beat! Drums!" The Civil War had a major impact on the people of America through the years of 1861 to 1865. Walt Whitman‚ a poet and Northerner of this time‚ wanted to capture the people’s reactions of the war after finding out it was not going to end as quickly as they had anticipated. Whitman illustrated how the people‚ especially Northerners‚ changed throughout this conflict; he achieved this by using countless images in his poem‚ "Beat! Beat! Drums!" The main focus

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