Walter Whitman Research Paper Outline Draft

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Thesis: People who read about Walter Whitman tend to say that he had a good life until his mother pass and his book Leaves of Grass in a book about his life and what he went through. Introduction: Walt Whitman was an American poet from West Hills, Long Island New York. He wrote plenty of poems for the New York Times Journal newspaper also known for the famous book Leaves of Grass that had nine editions and is more than one book. The book Leaves of Grass was published in 1888 when he was finally done with all nine editions and he had passed after publishing the ninth edition. Biography: Paragraph 1: Walter Whitman Jr. born on May 31, 1819 in West Hills, Long Island, New York and his mother name was Louisa Vanvesor and she was Dutch…show more content…
Paragraph 6: At one point he called for the abolition of slavery, but later he saw the abolitionist movement as a threat to democracy. One of his poems was about an egalitarian view of the races and his attitude in life reflected many of the racial prejudices common to the nineteenth -century his opposition to slavery was not necessarily based on belief in the equality of races. Paragraph 7: Whitman was adherent of the Shakespeare authorship question, refusing to believe in historic attribution of the works to William Shakespeare of Stafford upon Avon. In his November boughs he commented regarding Shakespeare's historical plays. Paragraph 8: Walt has been claimed as Americans first poet of democracy a title meant to reflect his ability to write in a singularly American character. He considered himself a messiah like figure in poetry. He was deeply influenced by deism. He denied any one faith was more important than another and embraced all religions equally. L Paragraph 9:Whitman sexuality was judged rather he was homosexual or bisexual people that because of the way he wrote on his poems most of his poems were depicts love and sexuality in a more earthy individualistic way. Though Leaves of Grass was often labeled pornographic or obscene. Paragraph 10: Whitman was a vocal proponent of temperance and his youth rarely drank alcohol. His first taste of strong liquor was in his thirties and occasionally argued for prohibition. One of his earliest long fiction

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