Day By Day Walt Whitman
1,319 wordsWalt Whitman's poem A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim, sets the picture of a solider camp near a battlefield. (This was probably around the time when he served as a volunteer nurse and comforter in the army. ) In line two Whitman wakes up early due to little sleep, perhaps from going to battle. As he goes outside near the hospital tent, he sees three people on stretchers brought outside untended. He describes the blankets covering the soldiers over each stretcher. In the next lines se...
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Helen Hunt Jackson Emily Dickinson
1,007 words... in hymn writing, especially iambic tetrameter (eight syllables per line, with every second syllable being stressed). She frequently employed off rhymes. Examples of off rhymes include ocean with noon and seam with swim in the lines "Than Oars divide the Ocean, / Too silver for a seam / Or Butterflies, off Banks of Noon / Leap, plushness as they swim" from the poem "A Bird came down the Walk. " Dickinson used common language in startling ways; a strategy called de familiarization. This techni...
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Leaves Of Grass Walt Whitman
413 wordsWalt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819 in West Hills, New York. His mother, Louisa Van Vendor, was descended from a long line of New York Dutch farmers; his father, Walt Whitman, was a Long Island farmer and carpenter. In 1823, the family moved to Brooklyn in search of work. One of nine children in an undistinguished family, Whitman received little in the way of formal education. At the age of 17, Whitman began teaching at various Long Island schools and continued to teach until he went to New Yo...
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Walt Whitman The American Poet
553 wordsTheres no question to who the worlds greatest poet is, William Shakespeare, but theres also no question to who the worlds greatest 19 th century poet is, Walt Whitman. Whitman was a great influence on many American and foreign poets. His style and concerns are like no others. Where would American literature be today without Walt Whitman? Whitman was born in Huntington, New York. He was the second born of nine children. His family moved when he was four and he grew up in Brooklyn. For many years ...
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Leaves Of Grass Part Of The Country
1,529 words... were him was Emerson. The themes of the poems were education, temperance, slavery, prostitution, immigration and democratic representation. He would use a type of experimental verse cast in lines without rhyme and long lines with no identifiable meter. In this and the other editions until the "Authors Edition" he didn't put his name on the title, but in the opposite the title page was a portrait of Whitman. This become the most famous frontispiece in literary history. A few months later (195...
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Edgar Allan Poe Poe Edgar Allan
1,593 wordsEvil has been described throughout time and in all places of the world in numerous ways. Tradition has taught both scholars and average individuals to appreciate the delicate balance between good and evil; right versus wrong; bad versus good. Hell has long been feared by many as the permanent resting place for tortured souls that committed unforgivable sins on Earth. To some, it is the simple fear, such as a monster underneath one's bed, which lingers from that person's childhood continuing to c...
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Romantic Attitude Has Affected Attitude Has Affected Speaker
348 wordsRomantics often emphasized the beauty, strangeness, and mystery of nature. Romantic writers expressed their intuition of nature that came from within. The key to this inner world was the imagination of the writer; this frequently reflected their expressions of their inner essence and their attitude towards various aspects of nature. It was these attitudes that marked each writer of the Romantic period as a unique being. These attitudes are greatly reflected in the poem "When I Heard the Learned ...
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Walt Whitman And William Carlos Williams
665 wordsWalt Whitman (1819 - 1892) and William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963) are two American poets, who have significantly influenced contemporary literature. Whitman and Williams brought new ideas into poetry and many outstanding American poets of the twentieth century name Whitman and Williams as their tutors. Walt Whitman and William Carlos Williams belong to different generations and social circles, but many literary critics, authors and linguists agree that Williams proceeds the ideas of Whitman. ...
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Walt Whitman Young Men
906 wordsHomoeroticism in Whitman The most of so-called homosexual texts written by Walt Whitman were created well before the very term homosexual or homoeroticism was coined. Whitman's texts were written well before the moment when the birth of homosexual species was announced by Foucault (1870). Before homosexuals and before homosexuality Walt Whitman had persistently, insistently, and inquisitively asked questions about love, wondering about young beings, strangers, who seem to touch the fountains of ...
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Walt Whitman This Compost
1,363 wordsWalt Whitman's This Compost Walt Whitman's This Compost, similar to most of his poetry, is written is free verse; therefore, instead of using rhyme and meter to create an underlying rhythm, he creates a rhythm with his gradual flow of thoughts and abundant use of repetition. Also similar to many of Whitman's poems, This Compost emphasizes nature, the physical body, sexuality, and the phenomenon of common, ordinary things. The poem is written in first person and is merely the thought process of t...
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Crossing Brooklyn Ferry By Walt Whitman
706 words"Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" by Walt Whitman In the poem Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Walt Whitman glorifies the eternity of life. Life, as the main theme, is viewed by the poet in many images of humans, natural and man-made environment. Diversity, mutability and constant motion of life are symbolized in ordinary things: sea-gulls, reflection of the summer sky (epithet) in the water, shimmering track of beams (metaphor), sailors at work, pilots in their pilothouses, grey walls of the granite storehouses...
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Walt Whitman Emily Dickinson
459 wordsEmily Dickinson and Uncle Walt Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman are two of literatures greatest innovators, they each changed the face of American literature. they are also considered one of literatures greatest pair of opposites. Dickinson is a timid wreck loose. While Whitman was very open and sociable, Whitman shares the ideas of William Cullen Bryant, everyone and everything is somehow linked by a higher bond. Both Whitman and Dickinson were decades ahead of their time, sharing only the univ...
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Walt Whitman Mother Figure
1,020 wordsKerry C. Larson Legislated Union, in the wake of failed resolutions and bloody compromises, seemed more than ever a contradiction in terms, a premonition given added vehemence in " For You O Democracy" ... It goes without saying that these pious exhortations count as little more than stop-gap measures, wishful prophecies whose inflated optimism is portentous in its own right. from Whitman's Drama of Consensus (U of Chicago P, 1988), 16 Carol M. Zapata-Whelan " Echoing the eugenics...
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Leaves Of Grass Walt Whitman
1,449 wordsJames Dougherty The 1855 " Song of Myself" had announced that the " word of the modern" was " a word en masse, " and eventually Whitman would revise this 1867 Inscription to affirm that " En-Masse" was also " the word Democratic. " In a modern, democratic society, as Tocqueville had said, no intermediate allegiances stand between the individual citizen and the entire body politic. The Self is indeed separate, isolated; it has renounced party and ...
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Quot Quot Walt Whitman
9,003 wordsOn " Out Of The Cradle Endlessly Rocking" On " Out Of The Cradle Endlessly Rocking" Helen E. Price One day, in 1858, I think, [Whitman] came to see us, and after talking awhile on various matters, he announced, a little diffidently I thought, that he had written a new piece. In answer to our inquiries, he said it was about a mocking bird, and was founded on a real incident. My mother suggested that he bring it over and read to us, which he promised to do. In some doubt in spi...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson Leaves Of Grass
949 wordsWalt Whitman was one of the greatest poets of the eighteen hundreds. Most of his poems can be found in his short book Leaves of Grass. He is one of the best known America? s poets and set the standard for intellectual patriotic poems. Walt was born on May 31, 1819 in Long Island, New York. His father was an English carpenter and house builder whom was very strict. While his mother was of Dutch descent and of Quaker faith, and could barley read. It is doubtful that either of his parents would rea...
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Captain Lies Fallen Cold Captain Lies Fallen Dead
328 wordsO Captain! My Captain! By Walt Whitman O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done. The ship has weather every rack, the prize we sought is won, The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring; But O heart! Heart! Heart! O the bleeding drops of red, Where on the deck my captain lies, Fallen cold and dead. O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bell; Rise up-for you the flag is flung-for you the bugle trills, For ...
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Franz Joseph Gall Wanting Certain Characteristics Phrenology
874 wordsPhrenology is basically the study of personality through the study of the shape of the skull. The basis of this theory is that the brain conforms to the shape of the head and its contours. This pseudoscience says that because we have isolated where different parts of personality come from we can tell how dominant this trait would be in a person? s life by the size of the piece of the brain. We have since proven that this theory is not true. Franz Joseph Gall is considered to be the founder of th...
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Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Play A Role
974 wordsRecurring Images And Motifs In Walt WhitmansRecurring Images And Motifs In Walt Whitman's Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Recurring Images and Motifs in Crossing Brooklyn Ferry In the poem Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, by Walt Whitman, there are many recurring images and motifs that can be seen. Whitman develops these images throughout the course of the poem. The most dominant of these are the linear notion of time, playing roles, and nature. By examining these motifs and tracing their development, ones unde...
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Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Leaves Of Grass
1,515 wordsForged in the fire of revolution and defined by manifest destiny, America has always been the land of the individual. Although the American dream has not always been consistent, (married with 2. 5 kids, 2 cars, a dog and a satisfying job), the spirit of innovation, individuality and progress remains unchanged. The father of free verse, and perhaps the American perspective of poetry, Walt Whitman embodies these values in his life and work. First published in 1855 in Leaves of Grass, Song of Mysel...
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