The Role Of Transcendentalism In The Works Of Walt Whitman

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Transcendentalism was a religious and philosophical movement that began around the mid 1800s. Transcendentalist believed in a simple free state of mind. A person accepted these ideas not as religious beliefs but as a way of understanding life relationships. They had faith and belief in that people are always at their best and are truly self reliant. All of their "self" knowledge came through imagination not their senses. Among all transcendental beliefs,their central belief was the presence of God in each individual and the potential perfectibility of the human. They considered man 's relationship to God a personal matter established directly by the individual himself. Another core belief was to aim to inherit the goodness of both people and nature. Transcendentalist tended to put much emphasis on nature. Transcendental writers expressed themselves seriously and intensely through their writing,which was usually written in essay form.The Transcendentalist centered on the divinity of each individual; this divinity could be self-discovered only if the person had the independence of mind to do so. Transcendentalist writers used essay form to express their ideas(Edline). Whitman lent …show more content…
In1892,on March 26, Walt Whitman died from tuberculosis and other causes. Whitman will always be considered one of the greatest poets because he was one of the first to put such controversial material into writing for everyone to see. Although Walt Whitman may never be as famous as other american poets, he is definitely one of the most influential. Whitman is a 2009 inductee of the New Jersey Hall of Fame and has been names as the first "poet of democracy". Even when his poetry was being criticized and belittled he continued to write and offered everything he had to the world. His bravery and exceptional talents make him one of the greatest poems that has ever

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