Walt Whitman

Page 5 of 50 - About 500 essays
  • Song of Myself by Walt Whitman Essay

    1343 Words  | 6 Pages

    In his first anthology of poems entitled “Song of Myself”, Walt Whitman reveals some of his views on democracy through the use of symbolism and free verse poetry. His use of symbolism and free verse poetry creates indeterminacy, giving the reader hints rather than answers about the nature of the poem. In the sixth part of “Song of Myself”, a child asks the narrator of the poem, “What is the grass?” (Whitman). Instead of simply giving an answer, the narrator cannot make up his mind, and stumbles

  • Sex & Sexuality in the Poetry of Walt Whitman

    3834 Words  | 16 Pages

    "I have not gain'd acceptance of my own time, but have fallen back on fond dreams of the future" (by Walt Whitman, qtd. in Miller, Sex and Sexuality) SEX AND SEXUALITY IN THE POETRY OF WALT WHITMAN Perhaps, in the following essay I put a quart into a pint pot, because I intend to puzzle out, or rather, find and give a deeper insight into Walt Whitman's sexuality that is still a question on agenda. There are readers and critics who state that it is a shame to humble his poetry to this level

  • Song Of Myself By Walt Whitman Analysis

    823 Words  | 4 Pages

    In section fifteen of Walt Whitman’s poem Song of Myself, Whitman makes working Americans the subject of most of his sentences while sparingly using concepts, instead of people, as subjects on other sentences. Most of the non-living subjects are closely tied to the concepts of Life and Death, Time, and Nature. By using nonliving conceptual subjects to contrast concrete images of working Americans, he demonstrates that though working Americans control society, Life and Death, Time, and Nature control

  • Analysis Of To Think Of Time By Walt Whitman

    935 Words  | 4 Pages

    Think of Time” by Walt Whitman is a way for Whitman to share his thoughts on the passage of time, our immortality and the inevitability and necessity of death. The title “To Think of Time” is significant because it implies that if one really took some time out to think about death, they would focus on the good times in their life, be happy with what they have accomplished, and would not fear death. The characters within the poem are ordinary men and women who passed away, and Whitman shares their stories

  • Democratic Individualism in Walt Whitman Poetry

    1663 Words  | 7 Pages

    Whitman’s Poetry Walt Whitman will remain as a well-known, superb poet. Clarence Brown stated, the words of someone speaking on Walt Whitman, “He is the only one of the conventionally recognized American poets who is worth reading” (37). Walt Whitman is a poet that writes with purpose. His poetry seems to attempt to teach the more desirable behavior and traits for Americans. It depicts the ideal American democrat, peace maker, and a well-rounded person, in general. Not that Walt Whitman is only about

  • A Comparison Of Walt Whitman And Langston Hughes

    1388 Words  | 6 Pages

    through a country that believed largely in freedom, which is why the Revolutionary War was fought. The main focus is one two beloved and famous poets, Walt Whitman and Langston Hughes, both great in their writings, however different in their nationalities, Walt Whitman, American, Langston Hughes, African American. “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman and “I, Too, Sing America” by Langston Hughes are very much

  • Walt Whitman and the Civil War Essay

    955 Words  | 4 Pages

    Walt Whitman is a famous poet in American history and the founder of free style of writing poem. He was well-known with his work of Leaves of Grass and Drum-Taps. Walt Whitman was inspired to write poems about Civil War and changed his style of writing after experiencing the horrible result of the war. Walt Whitman was born in West Hills, Long Island, on May 31, 1819. He is the second son of eight siblings in the family. In his early life, Whitman received a formal education until age of 11 because

  • The Song Of Myself By Walt Whitman And Howl

    1353 Words  | 6 Pages

    Both “Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman and “Howl” by Allen Ginsberg are important pieces of American poetry. “Song of Myself” was written in the 1850’s and “Howl” was written about a century later. Both poets were part of groups that wanted to change America – the Transcendentalists and the Beats. Transcendentalists believed in the goodness of people and nature. They believe that people are at their best when they are truly independent. The Beats rejected standard values and materialism. They experimented

  • Walt Whitman And Allen Ginsberg's Poetry

    1332 Words  | 6 Pages

    inner moonlight; don 't hide the madness. You say what you want to say when you don 't care who 's listening.” Walt Whitman was a brilliant writer of his time, a writer that created a voice for the masses to no longer be a mass, but an individual. He was truly a pioneer of his generation, a revolutionary in thought, and this is not his quote. Due to his paralleled lifestyle to Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsberg learned and drew inspiration from such works as “Leaves of Grass” to apply towards his own book

  • Analysis Of To Think Of Time By Walt Whitman

    798 Words  | 4 Pages

    history, and nearly 68% of the US population is afraid of dying. “To Think of Time” by Walt Whitman is a way for Whitman to express the idea that death is inevitable. The title “To Think of Time” is significant because it implies that one should focus on the good times in their life and be happy with what they have accomplished. Whitman sets about this idea by speaking of the wonders of mortal life. Initially, Whitman wants to provide a more visual and vivid feeling of how wonderful life is and stating