Essay on Myself in English

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    teachers emphasizing us to be creative in our writings so that they would stand out from the others in the classroom. Some people may think that writing is just to get through an assignment and on to the next one; however, it has always had a way of enveloping me into the writing process since high school. Throughout my English classes in high school, I grew from being an average writer, to feeling like I was excelling at my work. The process that I went through was possible because of the English teachers that I was fortunate to have my later years in high school. Through my high school days, my teachers really encouraged me along the way to become a more confident writer after getting tore down. Making the transition from middle school to high school is a big change in itself. I was ready to take on English classes with all that I had because English was by far my favorite subject throughout school. As I walked into English class, I felt like it would be an alright course. The year continued on and the teacher of my freshman English course kind of dulled my passion for writing. For example, I would have a question about a writing we were doing at the…

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    Walt Whitman's Drum-Taps

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    edition of Leaves of Grass, and continued to expand upon the work. Whitman’s main technique in order to express his views was the utilization of symbolism in his poems. Through the symbolism, he hoped to convey his ideology concerning the oneness, spiritual reality, and fluidity that existed between man, nature, and the world (Premalatha 1). The poem “Song of Myself” from Leaves of Grass was revolutionary in its symbolism. The piece looks at the journey of the soul once its burden is released in…

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    Finding Self, Whitman’s Way: The One Among the Crowd “The impalpable sustenance of me from all things, at all hours of the day; The simple, compact, well-join’d scheme-myself disintegrated, everyone disintegrated, yet part of the scheme” (Whitman. “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry.). Walt Whitman was a graceful, yet outlaw poet that pushed the boundaries ink and paper. Whitman’s works were a journey of finding self through the natural world and his relation to the world, along with cleaver wording that…

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    Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson are two writers during the late 19th and early 20th century. They are often referred to the founders of American poetry. Both writers have many similarities and differences from each other, but neither of them can be imitated through their style. They have influenced many during and long after the Romantic era of literature. A common theme through each of their following poems is that some aspects of nature cannot be taught or learned, but only understood through…

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    “I celebrate myself.” Walt Whitman’s introduction into Song of Myself sets a distinctive tone for his writing. Whitman’s influenced American in many ways and the driving forces of this influence are disguised within the complexities of his writing. Whitman’s desire was for humans and specifically Americans to be in harmony with the universe, with themselves as individuals, and with each other as a nation and he used his writing to encourage this belief between fellow man. Encompassed in the…

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    minister. Even the “bitterest Trouble” “Like other new Things – shows largest – then – / And smaller, by Habit –” (“It Don’t Sound”). Whitman agrees that death is natural and not to be feared. He believes the universe is connected, and death creates a deeper oneness with the world. For Transcendentalists, there is not a tangible afterlife, but the body, formed energy, turns into unformed energy and returns to the oversoul. The ultimate reality is spiritual, not sense perceivable, and death…

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    In this free verse poem, “A Song,” Walt Whitman is describing how great he believes America really is by using metaphors and by adding a touch of repetition, imagery, and personification to give the reader a warm and fuzzy feeling. The first line in this poem emotes a powerful feeling. By writing about “making the continent indissoluble,” Whitman is creating a backdrop for the rest of the poem. It allows the reader to understand that the words that follow include colossal ideas about a nation…

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    class, containing twenty people where the majority of them are girls who are easy to get along with, making the environment lively, vivacious, and active as the room is filled with laughter. Aside from the instructor, a commonality between the classes is that the people come to create a community by taking part in the classes, thus becoming an audience. An audience is a role that people temporarily perform, producing representations of audiences. In the studio, there are large mirrors which the…

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    you thought you knew about life. It would require a man like Walt Whitman. To many, this sounds impossible. But to Whitman, it was natural. His conflicting views on different topics in his writings often frustrated and confused some readers. They did not understand that he saw himself as the collection of souls that he had encountered throughout his life in America. Whitman felt that the unfiltered and unadulterated American ethos was too powerful, and in a sense too sacred to be manipulated or…

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    In Walt Whitman's Song of Myself, the author is seamlessly stepping into the shoes of another and identifying himself with their experiences, he also observes them. Walt Whitman does not write this poem as a final stroke to his light-hearted, if not an egomaniacal sense of self, but rather as a celebration of all types of individuals. When Whitman uses the word assume, in his second line, he is not asking the reader to automatically hold all of his statements true to himself, but rather assume…

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