Leaves Of Grass By Walt Whitman

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Leaves on Grass is collection of poems written by an American poet named Walt Whitman. The first edition was published in 1855 but, Whitman spent most of his professional life writing and rewriting Leaves of Grass, until his death in 1892 at the age of 72. Even though during the time his work was considered immoral later people began to realize the beauty behind his poems and started to appreciate the man who wrote them.Whitman 's Leaves of Grass is iconic in American poetry because of the beauty behind its poems as well as the legacy it left behind. The poems do not rhyme or follow standard rules for meter and line length. Among the poems in the collection are "Song of Myself", "I Sing the Body Electric", "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking". Later editions included Whitman 's elegy to the assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom 'd".
The poems of Leaves of Grass are loosely connected, with each representing Whitman 's celebration of his philosophy of life and humanity. This book is known for its sensual pleasures however, during his time that sort of display was considered immoral. Where much previous poetry, relied on symbolism, allegory, and meditation on the religious and spiritual, Leaves of Grass gave life and power to the body and the material world. Influenced by Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Transcendentalist movement, which is mostly similar to Romanticism, Whitman 's poetry praises nature and the individual human 's role in
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