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The Poems of Walt Whitman: Patriotic Poems By Walt Whitman
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50 Greatest Poems of Walt Whitman By Walt Whitman
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Walt Whitman was born on Long Island, New York in 1819.After a generally unhappy childhood he went to work in the printing trade and teaching with little success. After years of different jobs on... More > newspapers ,Whitman resolved to become a poet publishing his own work Leaves of Grass in 1855. This work was on the whole well received and was praised by fellow poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. There was however considerable criticism of the sexual nature of some of the poems. At the beginning of the Civil War, Whitman thinking his brother was dead made his way to the battlelines which led him to volunteer as a nurse in the army hospitals. This had a profound effect on his writing and life. Whitman for the rest of his life was sought out by writers and poets who recognised his talent. He died of pneumonia in 1892. His bohemian lifestyle and honest portrayal of love for men and women endeared him to later generations who have raised Whitman to the position of one of America’s greatest poets.< Less
Greatest Works of Walt Whitman: Leaves of Grass, Drum-Taps, Good-Bye My Fancy, Specimen Days, Collect, November Boughs, Memoranda, The Wound Dresser, Letters & Complete Works By Walt Whitman
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Walt Whitman (1819–1892) was an American poet, and essayist, part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism. His work was very controversial, particularly his poetry collection... More > Leaves of Grass, which he would continue editing and revising until his death, described in his time as obscene. Whitman was deeply influenced by deism and he denied any one faith was more important than another, and embraced all religions equally. Rufus Wilmot Griswold suggested Whitman was guilty of "that horrible sin not to be mentioned among Christians". Beyond this, he was hailed as America's first "poet of democracy". This collection, contains his complete works, in their original editions: Leaves of Grass, Drum-Taps, Good-Bye My Fancy, Specimen Days, Collect, November Boughs, Memoranda, The Wound Dresser; poetry, essays & letters.< Less
Leaves of Grass (Noiseless Patient Spider) By by Walt Whitman
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Leaves of Grass By Walt Whitman
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Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Though the first edition was published in 1855, Whitman spent his entire life writing Leaves of Grass,... More > revising it in several editions until his death. Among the poems in the collection are "Song of Myself", "I Sing the Body Electric", and in later editions, Whitman's elegy to the assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd".< Less
Leaves of Grass By Walt Whitman
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Leaves of Grass (1855) is a collection of poetry by American poet Walt Whitman. In the collection are poems such as"Song of Myself", and "I Sing the Body Electric".
Leaves of Grass (Dunda Books Classic) By Walt Whitman
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Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Though the first edition was published in 1855, Whitman spent his entire life writing Leaves of Grass,... More > revising it in several editions until his death. Among the poems in the collection are "Song of Myself", "I Sing the Body Electric", and in later editions, Whitman's elegy to the assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd". This book is notable for its delight in and praise of the senses during a time when such candid displays were considered immoral. Where much previous poetry, especially English, relied on symbolism, allegory, and meditation on the religious and spiritual, Leaves of Grass (particularly the first edition) exalted the body and the material world. Influenced by Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Transcendentalist movement, itself an offshoot of Romanticism, Whitman's poetry praises nature and the individual human's role in it.< Less
Leaves of Grass By Walt Whitman
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Leaves of Grass is Walt Whitman’s best known collection of poetry and encapsulates his whole life’s work. Walt Whitman has been described as the father of free verse, and his approach to... More > poetry as demonstrated in Leaves of Grass has been an inspiration to poets ever since its first publication in 1855. The frank sexuality of Whitman’s poetry in Leaves of Grass was controversial at the time and was condemned as obscene. Whitman does talk about sex in an honest way, but he sees it as part of nature, to be celebrated. Whitman in poems such as “Song of Myself” and “I Sing the Body Electric” exulted nature and the material world, and cast aside the old poetic tropes of symbolism and allegory. Walt Whitman remains one of the most influential poets in the American canon.< Less
COMPLETE PROSE WORKS - Specimen Days and Collect, November Boughs and Good Bye My Fancy By WALT WHITMAN
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This is the Complete Proses of Walt Whitman - Specimen Days and Collect, November Boughs and Good Bye My Fancy. Walt Whitman is generally considered to be the most important American poet of the... More > nineteenth century. He wrote in free verse (not in traditional poetic form), relying heavily on the rhythms of common American speech. Childhood and early career Walt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819, in West Hills, Long Island, the second of nine children. His family soon moved to Brooklyn, where he attended school for a few years. Young Whitman took to reading at an early age. By 1830 his formal education was over, and for the next five years he learned the printing trade. For about five years, beginning in 1836, he taught school on Long Island; during this time he also founded the weekly newspaper Long-Islander. AXUM PUBLICATIONS 2010.< Less
COMPLETE PROSE WORKS - Specimen Days and Collect, November Boughs and Good Bye My Fancy By WALT WHITMAN
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This is the Complete Proses of Walt Whitman - Specimen Days and Collect, November Boughs and Good Bye My Fancy. Walt Whitman is generally considered to be the most important American poet of the... More > nineteenth century. He wrote in free verse (not in traditional poetic form), relying heavily on the rhythms of common American speech. Childhood and early career Walt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819, in West Hills, Long Island, the second of nine children. His family soon moved to Brooklyn, where he attended school for a few years. Young Whitman took to reading at an early age. By 1830 his formal education was over, and for the next five years he learned the printing trade. For about five years, beginning in 1836, he taught school on Long Island; during this time he also founded the weekly newspaper Long-Islander. AXUM PUBLICATIONS 2010.< Less