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  About Walt Whitman
Whitman later came to view this event as a kind of laying on of hands, the French hero of the American Revolution anointing the future poet of democracy in the energetic city of immigrants, where the new nation was being invented day by day.
Walt Whitman is thus of the first generation of Americans who were born in the newly formed United States and grew up assuming the stable existence of the new country.
Whitman’s absorption by people from all walks of life justifies his bold claim of 1855 that "the proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it." Over a century after his death, Whitman is a vital presence in American cultural memory.
www.english.uiuc.edu /maps/poets/s_z/whitman/bio.htm   (12825 words)

 Walt Whitman Quotes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Whitman was born in a white farmhouse near present-day South Huntington, New York, on Long Island, New York, in 1819, the second of nine children.
Walt Whitman died in 1892, therefore this picture is likely to have lapsed into the public domain.
Walt Whitman Rostow (also known as Walt Rostow or W.W. Rostow) (October 7 1916 - February 13 2003) was an American economist and political thinker prominent for his staunch opposition to Communism and belief in the efficacy of capitalism and free enterprise.
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 The Academy of American Poets - Walt Whitman
Poetry Landmark: The Walt Whitman House in Camden, NJ
Born on May 31, 1819, Walt Whitman was the second son of Walter Whitman, a housebuilder, and Louisa Van Velsor.
Whitman released a second edition of the book in 1856, containing thirty-three poems, a letter from Emerson praising the first edition, and a long open letter by Whitman in response.
www.poets.org /poet.php/prmPID/126   (752 words)

 Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman, one of nine children, was born in West Hills, Long Island on 31st May, 1819.
Whitman was a Radical Republican and was therefore a strong supporter of the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Whitman is the most comprehensive of the American intellectuals of this period, one of the most unusual figures in the realm of literature and an American who is the opposite pole to Melville.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USASwhitman.htm   (2923 words)

 Walt Whitman Summary
Walt Whitman Walt Whitman was considered one of the greatest 19th century poet.
Whitman loved his country and everything about it and was looked as the republican poet.
Whitman doesn't just mourn for Lincoln's death but for all those who lost their lives fighting in the civil war.
www.bookrags.com /essays/story/2003/4/9/213647/6211   (618 words)

 Walt Whitman - Poems and Biography by AmericanPoems.com
Walt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819, on the West Hills of Long Island, New York.
Young Walt, the second of nine, was withdrawn from public school at the age of eleven to help support the family.
Whitman went to New Orleans in 1848, where he was editor for a brief time of the "New Orleans Crescent".
www.americanpoems.com /poets/waltwhitman   (804 words)

 essays on Walt Whitman and poetry
It concludes that In 'Song of Myself,' Whitman seems to assume that the other living creatures he observes and celebrates are as awake and exultant as he is; by the time he writes 'Sleepers,' he has observed that they are not.
The writer argues that Whitman's poetry reflects an evolution of consciousness that reveals that emotions experienced by the American public as it goes from a patriotic war fever to a realization of the horror and reality of war.
The first poem is Walt Whitman's 'Song of Myself,' and the second poem is Alan Ginsberg's 'Howl.' The poems are discussed in relationship to their depiction of individuality and freedom.
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 Walt Whitman - Introduction
When Walt Whitman published his first edition of Leaves of Grass on or around the fourth day of July in 1855, he believed he was embarking on a personal literary journey of national significance.
At the time of Whitman's birth in 1819, the Constitution and the democratic ideas upon which this country was founded were only a generation old; America was a land of seemingly unlimited space, resources, and possibilities, yet a land with no cultural roots to call its own.
Numerous poets since Whitman have consciously either placed themselves in the wake of his tradition or reacted violently against him, and the aesthetic value of Whitman's poetry continues to be a controversial subject.
www.sc.edu /library/spcoll/amlit/whitman.html   (804 words)

 Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman can be considered one of the greatest writers because of his great attributions to literature, one his different view of life and two his unique writing methods in which you can observe from many of his works.
Usually Whitman’s writing grew from a mild essay to an extraordinary and emotional issue; According to one source, Roy Harvey quotes, “The history of American poetry could be written as the continuing discovery and rediscovery of Whitman, an on-going affirmation of his crucial relevance to the mission of the American poet” (Whitman 1).
Whitman’s father Walter Whitman was a carpenter who married Louisa Van Velsor at the age of twenty-seven and brought her into a two story house, in Long Island, that he build.
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 Walt Whitman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Born on Long Island and raised in Brooklyn, Walt Whitman left school at eleven and found work as an office boy, a journeyman printer, and a teacher.
As a hospital attendant during the Civil War, Whitman cared for wounded soldiers and in the months following the end of the war worked for the Interior Department, from which he was fired for the sexual content of Leaves of Grass, then in a revised edition.
Commentary about it often focuses on Whitman's commitment to Emerson's poetics and Transcendental values: the poet as bard for a new nation, speaking of the whole of human experience in a voice drawn from that nation's own vernacular and affirming the wisdom and divinity of nature and the "deathless" unity of all living things.
www.wwnorton.com /college/english/naal5/explore/whitman.htm   (684 words)

 Walt Whitman
When Walt Whitman was younger, he use to write for his own newspaper called, "Long Islander." He only kept it going for about one year though.
Walt Whitman used several techniques in his poem "The Noiseless Patient Spider" He used Imagery when he wrote when he explained the spider "launching filament." He used Paradox when he described the spider launching filament.
Walt Whitman is such a famous poet because he wrote so many poems about a famous person.
www.kyrene.k12.az.us /schools/brisas/sunda/poets/whitman.htm   (615 words)

 Walt Whitman, Prophet of Gay Liberation
Whitman's notebooks of this period are filled with descriptions of buss drivers, ferry-boat men, and other "rude, illiterate" men that he met — picked up is really the only accurate word for it — in the streets of Manhattan, and "slept with," often keeping notes of their home addresses.
Whitman went around the wards distributing oranges and tobacco, dressed the soldiers' wounds, wrote letters to their families and friends, daily attended the sick and dying.
Whitman habitually camouflaged his own notebooks, and all the occurrences of "him" were erased and the word "her" was written over them; but the original word "him" is clearly visible in the manuscript (in the Library of Congress).
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 Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman was born in Long Island, New York, the son of a Quaker carpenter.
When Whitman wrote the first edition, he knew little or nothing about Indian philosophy, but later critics have recognized Indian ideas expressed in the poems - words from the Sanskrit are used correctly in some of the poems written after 1858.
Whitman had entered with his ruffled beard and sombrero the lobby of the Hotel Albert in New York and every man in it raised his newspaper to hide his face from the author.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /wwhitman.htm   (1400 words)

 Walt Whitman Summary
Walt Whitman is one of the best known poets in American History.
On May 31, 1819, Walt Whitman was born on a farm in Long Island, New York.
Whitman and his family moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1823 so his father could continue his career as a carpenter.
www.bookrags.com /essays/story/2005/5/11/201045/956   (165 words)

 Walt Whitman essays
In most of his poetry, Walt Whitman emphasizes the significance of the individual and the importance of humankind.
Whitman writes, "I think this face is the face of Christ himself,/ Dead and divine and brother of all, and here again he lies," (line 14-15).
Critics say that Walt Whitman expected that his celebration of universal brotherhood and the bright destiny of democracy would be carried like a message into the future.
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 Walt Whitman Birthplace State Park
The Walt Whitman State Park is a key Long Island tribute to its legendary child.
Finally in1949 the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA) was established with the mission to "preserve the birthplace of and to conduct programs which bring poetry to the public in the democratic spirit of Walt Whitman".
There is Walt Whitman's school teacher desk, and changing exhibits of Whitman material, including photographs, books, and excerpts from his writings and letters.
www.longislandexchange.com /parks/waltwhitmanbirthplace-statepark.html   (633 words)

 Articles - Walt Whitman Historic Site
By visiting the Walt Whitman Historic Site, one will be able to obtain informative information regarding this poet and the time in which he lived.
The restored farmhouse that was once the birthplace of Walt Whitman is of a 19th century era where the house as well as the furnishings tell a story of the past that is sure to delight and interest almost all who enter through the doorway.
The Walt Whitman Historic Site is a wonderful place for individuals and families alike to visit in order to gain informative insight into the life of this great American poet.
www.longislandexchange.com /articles/waltwhitman122205.html   (407 words)

 PAL: Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Walt Whitman: Walt Whitman's autograph revision of the analysis of Leaves of grass.
Among the numerous themes, Whitman discussed the unity of I and you; good and evil; sex; death, the divine average, and democracy.
Whitman in his own time: a biographical chronicle of his life, drawn from recollections, memoirs, and interviews by friends and associates.
www.csustan.edu /english/reuben/pal/chap4/whitman.html   (2793 words)

 Walt Whitman Bridge (I-76)
Part of I-76, the Walt Whitman Bridge spans the Delaware River between South Philadelphia and Gloucester City, New Jersey.
One of the last bridges designed by Othmar Ammann, the Walt Whitman Bridge held true to the design standards, such as deep stiffening trusses and streamlined towers, that characterized his other postwar works including the Delaware Memorial Bridge (opened in 1951), the Throgs Neck Bridge (opened in 1961) and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (opened in 1964).
The Walt Whitman Bridge, whose main suspension span is the 27th longest in the world, currently carries approximately 100,000 vehicles (AADT) across the Delaware River each day.
www.phillyroads.com /crossings/walt-whitman   (1870 words)

 Whitman, Walt. 1900. Leaves of Grass
Dickinson, E. Eliot, T.S. Frost, R. Hopkins, G.M. Keats, J. Lawrence, D.H. Masters, E.L. Sandburg, C. Sassoon, S. Whitman, W. Wordsworth, W. Yeats, W.B. All Nonfiction
In 1855 Whitman published at his own expense a volume of 12 poems, Leaves of Grass, which he had begun working on probably as early as 1847.
It was criticized because of Whitman’s exaltation of the body and sexual love and also because of its innovation in verse form—that is, the use of free verse in long rhythmical lines with a natural, “organic” structure.
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 P. Salwen article: "Mark Twain & Walt Whitman"
Whitman, of course, was the great poet of New York, and many cultural institutions and groups are now honoring him with a two-month-long celebration that continues through the end of May.
Whitman was then a clerk in the Attorney General's office, while Twain was private secretary to Senator William M. Stewart of Nevada, who in return for a few office chores gave him six dollars a day and all the leisure he needed to write.
For both Twain and Whitman, a dominant feature of their temperaments was a boundless interest in the world around them, a total immersion in everything human, and a sense that nothing human was alien to them.
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 Walt Whitman Summary
Walt Whitman's "I Hear America Sing" is a reflection upon the American culture.
Whitman believed in democracy and in producing his own style.
Line nine states "Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else," This indicates that even though his work was criticized and ignored, hi.....
www.bookrags.com /essays/story/2003/8/21/23450/0216   (158 words)

 Random House | Authors | Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819, near Huntington, Long Island, New York.
The young Whitman attended public schools until the age of eleven, when he was apprenticed to a printer.
The poetry of Walt Whitman is the cornerstone of modern American verse.
www.randomhouse.com /author/results.pperl?authorid=33081   (662 words)

 Walt Whitman Birthplace - History - Are We There Yet?
Built around 1819 by Walt Whitman Sr., this weathered farmhouse and the surrounding West Hills served as inspiration for Walt Whitman, one of America's greatest poets.
Special events such as poetry readings, lectures, educational programs, an Arts and Crafts Festival, and the Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration are held during the year, giving individuals and families great opportunities to become more familiar with Walt Whitman, his works, and Long Island history.
Guided Tours feature the audio visual presentation, The Good Grey Poet, Walt Whitman's own voice taken from a wax cylinder; a visit to the historic rooms including viewing Whitman's Schoolmaster's Desk; and the exhibit, Walt Whitman -- A Long Islander.
www.fieldtrip.com /ny/64275240.htm   (210 words)

 Voices and Visions Spotlight -- Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman was the first major poet to create a truly American vision and style.
Rejecting traditional constraints of form and subject matter, Whitman considered democracy itself appropriate grist for his own poetic mill, inventing a radically different sort of free verse to express what he had to say.
View a video clip of the Walt Whitman poem "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking".
www.learner.org /catalog/extras/vvspot/Whitman.html   (274 words)

 NYPL Digital Gallery | Walt Whitman Manuscripts
NYPL has been a major contributor to The Walt Whitman Archive, an editorial project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to digitize and transcribe manuscripts by Walt Whitman (1819-1892), the leading American poet of the 19th century.
In addition to the portraits of Whitman appearing with the manuscript and printed materials presented here, more portaits can be found in other NYPL Digital Gallery collections.
Inventory to the Walt Whitman Collection, 1859-1891; The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
digitalgallery.nypl.org /nypldigital/explore/dgexplore.cfm?topic=printing&collection=WaltWhitmanManuscrip&col_id=462   (314 words)

 Walt Whitman
Whitman nearly writes about everything imaginable, however, his main focuses are humanity and nature.
Walt Whitman shared his views on everything through his continuing book, “Leaves of Grass”.
Walt Whitman is known, to some people, as Ralph Waldo Emerson’s idealized description of the role and life of the poet, in his work “The Poet”.
www.collegeresearch.us /show_essay/17492.html   (168 words)

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