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    Words of the Beating Heart: An Analysis of Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” Walt Whitman once poetically proclaimed, “Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.” (Whitman Brainyquote). This is just one of thousands the of thoughts that he and many authors shared during this time period. Furthermore, he played a great role in the transcendentalism literary movement, which was a point in history when authors expressed themselves through the simplicity of nature. Consequently, they viewed the earth as a canvas that God stroked with his choicest paint brush. Walt Whitman’s difficult childhood and love of nature led him to conceive possibly the most brilliant collection of poems that would grace the presence of innumerable lives across many…

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    What makes Walt Whitman a great poet? Walt Whitman took every aspect of writing but what made him stand out from other is when he wrote the poem, “Leaves of Grass”. He wrote many poems before but by far he was highly recognized for this poem. Whitman self-published “Leaves of Grass” in 1855, which he spent revising for the days of his life until death. Walt Whitman is man of his own creation, showed gratitude as American and toward democracy. Whitman is a democrat by nature and through the…

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    Walt Whitman Tone

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    The poem “America” by Walt Whitman has a respectful tone. Whitman appeared to have great respect for American Society. There are some words throughout his poem that contribute to the respectful tone. The first word that contributes to the tone is equal. Whitman observed that there were “equal daughters, equal sons.” Equality appeared to be important to Whitman, so the fact that America provided the opportunity for everyone to be equal was something that Whitman showed his respect in the tone of…

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    Walt Whitman Influences

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    Walt Whitman is regarded as one of the greatest American writers in history. His work during the Civil War influenced almost every writer that came after him. Despite Whitman being one of the most influential writers in American history, he himself was greatly influenced by his surroundings and experiences, the most influential of which was his experience in the Civil War, another big influence was his feelings and relationship with Abraham Lincoln, as well as his childhood which bought his…

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    Walt Whitman Biography

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    Walt Whitman is a famous American poet. Walt Whitman was inspired to write poems about the Civil War and changed his style of writing after experiencing the horrible result of the war. He was worried the war was going to break the nation apart. Before the War had started Whitman had written some amazing poetry like “Leaves of Grass,” for example. He had also published many different versions of a book that had man different types of poetry within it. A lot of his writing came from his fears and…

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    Walt Whitman Controversy

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    culture. This image is frozen in the time that it was done and should be critiqued from that standpoint. However, some writers seem to be before their times and their writing remains a touchstone throughout the ages. This is true, in America, perhaps none more so than for Walt Whitman. Whitman’s writing can be seen as a love affair with America, itself, as he celebrated its nature, mourned its losses and had a vision for the future. The love affair seems to start with nature. Nature is often a…

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    Was Walt Whitman the first hippie? His radical ideas make him worthy of this title. Whitman rejected many of the popular ideas of his day and created on his own style, which is know as free verse writing. Whitman wrote during the transcendentalism period, transcendentalism means that there is an underlying connection between all things, such as humans, and nature. Not only did he form his own style, he also formed ideas, about, the lessons that can be taught through nature, the value of the…

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    Walt Whitman Walt Whitman is known as one of the greatest poets in American history. His poetry was a significant trend of words and emotions which is why he is known as the father of free verse. Either published or not, Whitman had written thousands of poems and work in his life time. His most famous collection of poems was Leaves of Grass. He was a humanist and learned realism and transcendentalism at schools. Whitman didn’t just write poems, he was an essayist and journalist too and his…

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    words with new meanings. Because of its unstructured nature, many linguists believe that slang is “lazy” English. Walt Whitman, the author of Slang in America, uses a variety of rhetoric devices to prove to the world, especially Americans, that slang is a useful and a necessary development to the English language by using an informative tone. When beginning his writing, Whitman uses a metaphor…

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    Walt Whitman was a man ahead of his time in the 1880s. He was a adventurous poet who loved to be outdoors and try new things. Whitman's ability to be others and to feel their experiences is remarkable especially in his day and age. Whitman expounds to be the poet of the people, combining and becoming each new person and each new experience, celebrating his experiences and expressing joy and heroism. He shows this through his realistic poems that he writes such as the famous “Song of Myself”. …

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