Essays Tagged: "Song of Myself"

War poems

This is a review of war poemsWarWhen reading poetry on the subject of war, one's own feelings regarding the subject a ... om the outset as it uses two words 'war' and 'kind' that are dissimilar. Crane then highlights acts of destruction and despair with the 'kindness' of war. He notes that a child should not weep when hi ... o killed his father was kind. Or he contrasts 'virtue' with 'slaughter' ('Point for them the virtue of slaughter') and 'excellence' with 'killing.' ('Make plain to them the excellence of killing'). Wa ...

(2 pages) 84 1 4.3 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman

n stuck to nature, while Dickinson played on human emotions. One of Whitman's most famous pieces is Song of Myself, where he places himself in nature and compares himself with his surroundings, such a ...

(5 pages) 203 0 4.4 Jun/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

A bit about how Walt Whitman may not be the writer everyone says he is. He may qualify to be in the justice leage of writers, but if he does, he's Hawk Man.

o; If they didn't, we'd just call them writers. It just so happens that Whitman's subject matter in Song of Myself was himself ( I'm not sure if I really needed to say that). He took on multiple roles ...

(2 pages) 48 0 2.6 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

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

uch as character, imagery, language, theme, tone, 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 ...

(3 pages) 256 0 3.2 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Walt Whitman's Song of Myself--Section 7 Extrapalation

Seven of "Song of Myself"Has anyone supposed it lucky to be born?I hasten to inform him or her it is just as l ... round, tenacious, acquisitive, tireless...and can never be shaken away. (122-139)In Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself", the writer shares his experiences in life and the knowledge he has acquired in his ... .for me mothers and the mothers of mothers,Whitman's recurring theme in this particular section of "Song of Myself" is that everyone is on the same plane. We are as one; society and man as a whole can ...

(7 pages) 130 0 3.8 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson quotes explained

then? That is what she did. In the line "With a bobolink for a choirister" she is stating a bird's song can replace a chorus, and still sing a sweet symphony. An orchard is nature at it's best, a bea ... n by others for my religious faith to shine, which is why this passage speaks to me. There also are song lyrics from a favorite band of mine that capture the purity of what I feel. "I dig my toes into ...

(6 pages) 70 1 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Walt witmons open road and how it represented freedom

WALT TO THE WHITMANThe Song of the Open RoadWalk Whitman's works have a lot of symbolism in them like in the song of the op ... d his poetry to speak his mind to everyone. He puts in a certain style into this poem almost like a song it was extremely rhythmic. He did it in a very unique way that was only his. Its musical yet st ...

(4 pages) 32 1 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

His song to Us (a critique of Walt Whitman's Song of Myself, quotes included)

His Song to UsWalt Whitman changed the way poetry is viewed today by his use of free verse. He was one o ... ch as character, imagery, language, theme, tone, and form. One poem that displays these elements is Song of Myself. Just a single section of this poem will contain all the elements listed. The dominan ...

(3 pages) 78 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Whitman and Women: "Song of Myself"

"I am the poet of the woman the same as the man," Whitman exclaims, in "Song of Myself" (419). The exultant, rolling lines of Whitman's poetry contain abundant references t ... of his time. His view of woman as the architect of a new free and equal America is most evident in "Song of the Broad Axe. " The "axe" signifies the effective and inventive spirit of the pioneers, whi ... anly cities" (12)."And I say there is nothing greater than the mother of men," Whitman exclaims in "Song of Myself" (421). It is easy to trace such sentiment to Whitman's feelings for his own mother, ...

(11 pages) 107 0 3.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Walt Whitman/W. D. Howells/

Reading Journal Entry 1 "Song of Myself"� by Walt Whitman Song of Myself is a poem that conveys a great deal of insigh ...

(2 pages) 21 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Leaves Of Grass

as expressed on Whitman's language. He was an expert of phrases and was full of eccentricities. In "Song of Myself"�(p. 22), which is thought to be his greatest work, he is particularly descrip ...

(3 pages) 40 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Spirituality And Sexuality In “Song Of Myself”

Throughout "Song Of Myself"� Walt Whitman uses rich images, a somewhat oversized ego, and a rebellious na ... hat his society had collected over the years due to Western theological doctrine. In Section II of "Song Of Myself"� the speaker makes an abrupt change of subject from analyzing death and what ...

(2 pages) 29 0 5.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Walt whitman

is through cataloguing that they successfully reveal the wisdom of the man and his impressions. In 'Song of Myself', Whitman's frequent use of the catalogue promotes strong meaning to the poem, effect ... ght into the consciousness of human thought, and ultimate realism which characterized his writings.'Song of Myself' contains many passages which are easily relatable to the reader, creating a sense of ...

(4 pages) 37 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Walt Whitmans Influence On Poetry

stic, because Whitman represented only his own views (Martin 45).Many of Whitman?s works, including Song of Myself, assessed some common themes that he applied to his own struggle for identification a ... (Martin 46).Whitman?s individualistic morality can be assessed in his writings, including his poem Song of Myself. In Song of Myself, Whitman wrote: "I have said that the soul is not more than the bo ...

(7 pages) 39 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Song of Myself by Walt Whitman Part 5 Explication

Part five of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" explicates the intrinsic relationship one shares with his soul. The poet delivers a ... all the men ever born are also my brothers, and the women / my sisters and lovers..."Part five of "Song of Myself" is in no way a separate entity; in fact, it's meaning is deeply entwined with that o ... from their / long hair, / Little streams pass'd all over their bodies."Bibliography:Whitman, Walt. "Song of Myself."

(2 pages) 27 0 0.0 Dec/2008

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?

In 'Song of Myself', Walt Whitman does a lot to support the assumption that he is in fact a democratic p ... xplore Walt Whitman's role as a 'democratic' poet in American society. By looking at his epic poem 'Song of Myself' and examining different critical opinions on Whitman's work, I will investigate how ... s America had to offer.' (Reynolds, 2000: 6) Whitman certainly covers a broad variety of voices in 'Song of Myself.' He crosses racial boundaries when he speaks of the working 'Negro' whom he 'loves' ...

(6 pages) 17 0 5.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Significance of Walt Whitman

duals to mix their beliefs with their everyday lives. We see one prime example of this in the poem "Songs of Myself" and in the Democratic Vistas; an important work of comparative politics and letters ... the Democratic Vistas; an important work of comparative politics and letters on American Society.In Songs of Myself, Whitman uses symbols to define the possibilities of democracy, as well as to addres ...

(3 pages) 1 0 0.0 Apr/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

Lowell and Whitman

American LiteratureA Comparison between James Lowell's "Lowell" and Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself"James Russell Lowell and Walt Whitman are both American poets who have contributed to ... nique is different. This shall be explored through James Lowell's poem "Lowell" and Whitman's poem "Song of Myself".In the poem "Lowell", James Lowell satirizes himself. He does not have the feeling t ... eh, who lived 960 years, nothing will change. His writing will not get any better.As for Whitman's "Song of Myself", this poem had no title in the first edition of "Leaves of Grass". At first, the poe ...

(3 pages) 1 0 0.0 May/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

review of leaves of grass walt whitman

lic in its obvious symbolism." (Miller 46) Perhaps the most cherished single poem within Leaves is "Song of Myself". It is the opening poem of the work, and is probably the most often recognized poem ... tanzas to interject the feeling of wonder he had about his everyday life. James Miller comments on "Song of Myself": "By far the best, as well as the longest poem…was the opening 'Song of Mysel ...

(6 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies