Essays Tagged: "Leaves of Grass"

"Leaves of grass" and a biography of Walt Whitman.

street from the Walt Whitman Mall. To honor Walt Whitman's greatness several of his poems from The Leaves of Grass have been engraved upon the walls of the mall. The life that Whitman led was a hard ... tinued to develop his own unique style of poetry. He then went on to copyright the first edition of Leaves of Grass (a collection of twelve untitled poems and a preface.) in 1855. Whitman published it ...

(3 pages) 127 0 1.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Walt Whitman's Song of Myself broken down into the elements of character, imagery, language, theme, tone, and form.

and form.One poem that displays these elements is Song of Myself fromhis collection of poems called Leaves of Grass. Just asingle section of this poem will contain all the elementslisted.One aspect of ...

(3 pages) 256 0 3.2 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Collation of Whitman and Dickinson:

amaraderie. (Heath2847)In 1855, Whitman published at his own expense a volume of 12 poems entitled, Leaves of Grass. Many were critical of it because of Whitman's glorification of the body and sexual ... form. Beginning in 1867, "One's-Self I Sing" appeared as the opening poem of all future editions of Leaves of Grass.One's-Self I sing, a simple separate person,Yet utter the word Democratic, the word ...

(6 pages) 105 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Who is a great poet...the characteristics of a great poet.

t is the single greatest book of poems written by an American?" many teachers would say, "Whitman's Leaves of Grass." Yet there are fewer puzzling or mysterious passages in Leaves of Grass than in any ...

(1 pages) 22 0 4.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A look at what Walt Whitman was doing in 1855. Hobbies, stories he wrote, specifically Leaves of Grass.

rpentry. He is assumed to have started his writings for what would later be known, and published as Leaves of Grass in late 1854 or early 1855. One of his brothers once commented that Walt would get a ... ttention. A couple days later, Whitman walked into Hollyer's office with freshly printed volumes of Leaves of Grass and presented Hollyer with the first copy issued. How did the book itself come acros ...

(7 pages) 55 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Everyday Miracles: Inspired by Poetry.

I would like to start off giving a definition of the word miracle. A miracle is an extremely outstanding thing or event.On ... to focus on is being fortunate enough to eat. Eating is a great thing, it keeps us alive! But many of us take what seem to be everyday activities, like eating, for granted. For many people, it is a s ... ular miracle just to have food on the table everyday. In the poem, "Daily," there is a good example of this. "These shriveled seeds we plant, corn kernel, dried bean, poke into loosened soil." These l ...

(1 pages) 542 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Basic analysis of Whitman's "O Captain! My Captain!"

ys the Captain (the hero) could be viewed; the more valid being Abraham Lincoln. In the actual book Leaves of Grass by Whitman, "O Captain! My Captain!" is headed under "President Lincoln's Burial Hym ...

(3 pages) 65 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking" as an Example of Romanticism

t imagining things and moves to despair. "The fluttering of the spray, those are the shadows of the leaves. O darkness! O in vain! O I am very sick and sorrowful."The final movement in the poem is tha ...

(3 pages) 27 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Whitman and Women: "Song of Myself"

sees a soul affirming, sexual being, who is "not one jot less than" man ("A Woman Waits For Me,"16).Leaves of Grass, Whitman's life collection of poems, portrays women as the gateways to life, and in ... oth the female and male body. In a letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson, included in the second edition of Leaves of Grass, Whitman links the "amativeness of Nature, the motherhood of all" with the "divinity ...

(11 pages) 107 0 3.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Metaphors Of Freedom In Walt Whitman’s “When I Heard The Learn’d Astronomer”

Metaphors of Freedom in Walt Whitman's "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer"� Walt Whitman, more than m ... in his poems. That is, he stressed feelings towards issues that he attended to every day. This way of expression tends to draw the reader closer to the poem, and allows them to feel the conflict of t ... tries to convey. Generally, Whitman expresses an idea that separates conventional thought from that of his own mundane thinking. In his poem, "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer, Whitman expresses a ...

(4 pages) 15 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Force Or Whit

, while Forché requires the reader to arrive at his own view. While Beat! Beat! Drums! leaves the reader arguing for or against Whitman's point of view, The Colonel leaves the reader to d ...

(4 pages) 318 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Leaves Of Grass

Leaves of Grass by: Walt Whitman Ralph Waldo Emerson's 1843 essay, "The Poet,"� calls for a t ... answer Emerson's call and to define the American experience. Whitman published his first edition of Leaves of Grass, containing a mere 12 poems, in 1855. He published over 8 more editions in which his ... over 8 more editions in which his poems grew along with his intellectual and emotional development. Leaves of Grass is essentially a poem in its progress and Whitman's usage of style, imagery, and sym ...

(3 pages) 40 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

¡§When I Heard The Learn¡¦d Astronomer¡¨Walt Whitman

Through the poem :When I Heard the Learn・d Astronomer;, Whitman leaves a dominant impression of his own view of astronomy and it・s abundance. He describes how the ... es clear of how the scientific approach towards nature is very dull and dry. Only when the narrator leaves the lecture hall does astronomy mean something, when, alone, he looks up in awe at the night sky

(2 pages) 720 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Walt Whitman

or just his life, he was writing about the nature of life.From the excerpts that we have read from Leaves of Grass, I feel that Whitman is a very deep writer. I noticed that he wrote a lot about life ...

(2 pages) 17 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Grass Grows

Grass Grows In his book, Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman describes his connection with nature and the environment that surround ... ained. Whitman describes grass as something of a supernatural essence, as products of death, and as leaves, or pages, of a book, to emphasize the sense that grass represents immortality. One of ... "¦[t]his is the grass that grows wherever the land is and water is"¦" (41). The leaves of grass are the leaves of books which carry man's voice and allow man to live forever among ...

(3 pages) 359 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Poem Analysis: "A Noiseless Patient Spider" by Walt Whitman

erk in a law office (Poetry Criticism). At the age of thirty-five he published his first edition of Leaves of Grass which he would be constantly revising over the years (Poetry Criticism). He also spe ... ty" (Poetry Criticism).Whitman's most highly discussed works seem to be in the collection he titled Leaves Of Grass (Poetry Criticism). The interesting thing is that Whitman revised Leaves of Grass ma ...

(6 pages) 68 0 3.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

To what extent do you agree with David S. Reynolds's description of Walt Whitman as a 'democratic' poet?

at a time of great division in America, the Civil war emerging only years after his initial copy, 'Leaves of Grass,' was written. In the following essay I am going to explore Walt Whitman's role as a ... be in tension, that the two might live together in a happy and equal union.' (Reynolds, 2000: 207) 'Leaves of Grass' reflects this as the 'book dramatically expanded Whitman's 1840s marriage of libert ...

(6 pages) 17 0 5.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Walt Whitman's Life in Words

cause his radical views made him unpopular among readers.In 1855 he published the first edition of "Leaves of Grass," which at that time consisted of only twelve poems. The first edition was composed ... "greet[ings]... at the beginning of a great career." Whitman quickly published another edition of "Leaves of Grass," and added about twenty more poems to it and attached the letter from Emerson to it ...

(6 pages) 20 0 0.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

biography of poet walt whitman

Smith Whitall Costelloe, wrote: "You cannot really understand America without Walt Whitman, without Leaves of Grass... He has expressed that civilization, 'up to date,' as he would say, and no student ... out him". The literary critic, Harold Bloom wrote, as the introduction for the 150th anniversary of Leaves of Grass:" If you are American, then Walt Whitman is your imaginative father and mother, even ...

(5 pages) 64 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Wire and Wireless Systems in Telecommunications

r aid, or merely some expected trouble.The smoke was produced by putting together green branches or leaves of grass into the fire. In this practice, blankets are used to direct the smoke puffs. Beside ...

(10 pages) 17 0 0.0 Jul/2011

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology