Walter walt whitman (may 31, 1819 - march 26, 1892) was an american mystic poet, essayist, and journalist a humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Walt whitman was one of the most important writers of the 19th century and was arguably the greatest american poet whitman's style of poetry was revolutionary. Revolutionary too was the content of his poems celebrating the human body and the common man whitman would spend the rest of his life revising and enlarging leaves of grass the ninth edition appeared in 1892, the year of his death. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for poetry for kids: walt whitman at amazoncom out of common usage an older man the poems are many times.
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O captain my captain by walt whitman o captain my captain our fearful trip is done the ship has weatherd every rack the prize we sought is won the port is near the bells i hear the. Whitman as revolutionary poet readers today find his style of poetry familiar--wide-open in terms of style and subject matter but in the mid-1800s whitman was a revolutionary--no one had written poetry like his before. Abstract: walt whitman's leaves of grass represents a poetic perspective of the cultural changes that were taking place in america at the end of the century whitman's collection of poems are more than poetry, can be read as a cultural biography, a celebration of one of the first publications of free verse poetry, and the insights of an openly passionate man who lived nowhere, but. How the civil war changed walt whitman's poetry by in the daybreak gray and dim, he would no longer hope for that does the speaker recognize the common.
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