Essays Tagged: "Whitman"

Dickinson vs. Whitman. Their lives and their styles

After receiving five years of schooling, Walt Whitman spent four years learning the printing trade; Emily Dickinson returned home after receiving ... nson returned home after receiving schooling to be with her family and never really had a job. Walt Whitman spent most of his time observing people and New York City. Dickinson rarely left her house a ... with many people other than her family. In this essay I will be comparing Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman.Emily Dickinson's life differs greatly from the life of Walt Whitman, although they lived du ...

(5 pages) 153 1 3.8 Oct/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Biography on the Poet Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman was a poet of the mid to late 1800's, he celebrated what was possible and never met a word t ... e 1800's, he celebrated what was possible and never met a word that he didn't like or couldn't use. Whitman often writes about the middle class hardworking man and woman. In "I Hear America Singing" h ... y of young fellows, robust, friendly. Singing with open mouths their strong and melodious songs."If Whitman were to come back to witness the society that we live and work in today he would be overwhel ...

(2 pages) 59 0 3.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Five Walt Whitman poems. Metaphors, diction, syntax, form, rhyme scheme, and other literary techniques.

Walt Whitman's poetry is relatively formless and his random patterns have a significant effect on the mea ... ly formless and his random patterns have a significant effect on the meaning evoked from the poems. Whitman has a constant theme of the link between nature/natural experience and humans. He expresses ... s from shore to shore years hence are moreto me, and more in my meditations, than you might suppose.Whitman expresses his feelings toward the strangers surrounding him. He says that these people matte ...

(22 pages) 395 1 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"Beat! Beat! Drums!" by Walt Whitman.

!"The Civil War had a major impact on the people of America through the years of 1861 to 1865. Walt Whitman, a poet and Northerner of this time, wanted to capture the people's reactions of the war aft ... reactions of the war after finding out it was not going to end as quickly as they had anticipated. Whitman illustrated how the people, especially Northerners, changed throughout this conflict; he ach ...

(4 pages) 138 1 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

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.

Walt Whitman and Hawk ManWalt Whitman was not a transcendentalist. Firstly, He dose not fit into the righ ... e of the month. Yes, It is difficult to talk about the transcendentalist's with out mentioning Walt Whitman. However, only in the same way that it is hard to talk about the League of Nations without m ... qualify. That's what poets do; 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 ...

(2 pages) 48 0 2.6 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

This essay compares Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson in their style of writing as well as their lives and the subjects of their poems.

Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson wrote in the same time period but their writing was very different from ... ferent styles of writing. They are both pioneers in the field of poetry for their own reasons. Walt Whitman was a people person, meaning he associated with many different types of people where as Emil ... amily. Their personalities were very different which is probably why their writing is so different. Whitman's poems were all published during his lifetime. Dickinson's might not have been published at ...

(3 pages) 113 1 4.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Comparing and Contrasting Walt Whitman's "I Hear America Singing" and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Possibilities".

In "Possibilities" and "I Hear America Singing", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Walt Whitman have different views on the presence or the lack of poets in life. Longfellow states that he ... poets in life. Longfellow states that he cannot find where all of the great poets hove gone, while Whitman shows that every person in America "sings" in their own way, of what belongs to them. Longfe ... ally questions where the amazing poets are, those who are of "Olympian heights". On the other hand, Whitman finds that everyone is a poet; the "mechanic, carpenter, mason, boatman, deckhand, shoemaker ...

(1 pages) 44 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Collation of Whitman and Dickinson:

Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson have often been contrasted in literary criticism. Both poets are credite ... work that is both ambitious and provocative. Dickinson has been characterized as the aristocracy to Whitman's democracy, the seclusion to his crowd, her doubt opposite his certainty. (Sherman3) Dickin ... any hopes. She discovers many planes between self and nature. She pushed to a greater distance than Whitman does into the subjective sphere of self-doubt and of chaos. (Keller8) She wrote her poetry f ...

(6 pages) 105 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Dickinson and whitman

Dickinson and Whitman Research PaperWalt Whitman and Emily Dickinson are probably two of the most influential peop ... rican poetry. They are regarded as the founders of modern American poetry. Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman are strikingly different but similar in some aspects. Their similarity is that they were bot ... r differences being their communication, how they wrote, forms, punctuation, and their themes. Walt Whitman was more of a realist, as Emily Dickinson was an impressionist.One way of comparing Emily Di ...

(6 pages) 89 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > 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 of the first poe ... e of the first poets to use this type of poetry, which does not use regular rhyme scheme and meter. Whitman was not appreciated or admired at first for using this type of writing. Even though he aband ... ingle section of this poem will contain all the elements listed. The dominant theme of this poem is Whitman's dedication to nature and animals. Every stanza in this poem is talking about either his lo ...

(3 pages) 78 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Everyday Miracles: Inspired by Poetry.

f,In the mystical moist night air, and from time to time,Looked up in perfect silence at the stars."Whitman is writing about the boredom of the scientific and technical part of astronomy, and later is ...

(1 pages) 824 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

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

"The words of my books," said Walt Whitman, "are nothing, the drift of it everything." The various themes in Whitman's works are the mo ... 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 Hymn.", and Whitman ha ... Burial Hymn.", and Whitman has written to Lincoln's memory before - for example, Abraham Lincoln by Whitman is featured in the Prose Forms: Journals section of The Norton Reader. This historical allus ...

(3 pages) 65 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Agricultural Genetic Engineering: Genetically Modified Foods, Arguments of both proponents and opponents and a mediated solution

ng the gene known for contributing to the longevity of one plant and inserting it in another plant (Whitman). Agricultural biotechnologists can also create plants that are resistant to disease, insect ... Produced Through AgriculturalBiotechnology". Nutrition Reviews. Vol. 61, No. 6. June 2003: 135-140.Whitman, Deborah B. "Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful?". April 2000. ProQuest CSA. 19 ...

(4 pages) 49 0 3.5 Jun/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

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 most poets, stressed ... poem, and allows them to feel the conflict of thought which the author tries to convey. Generally, Whitman expresses an idea that separates conventional thought from that of his own mundane thinking. ... l thought from that of his own mundane thinking. In his poem, "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer, Whitman expresses a need for freedom in more than one way. He grasps the righteousness of something ...

(4 pages) 15 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


eys to his readers the nobility of his trade as an entertainer. It is this point that overlaps with Whitman's essay, "The Old Bowery" in that both authors stress the importance of entertainers i ...

(1 pages) 686 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Force Or Whit

The poems Beat! Beat! Drums! and The Colonel use imagery to broadcast their message. While Whitman uses more subtle imagery utilizing strong words and sound, partly through closed form, to ex ... l her claim. Each poem's purpose is nothing short of forcing the reader to reach an opinion on war. Whitman and Forché have opposite views on how to accomplish this task, unfortunately fo ...

(4 pages) 735 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Implementing Security Strategies

deal.Security implementation begins with "organization, tactical, strategic, operational planning" (Whitman & Mattord p27), and the top-down management ladder. The organization part begins with th ... ase it resulted in loss. The upside is that it is a case that Solar Sail can learn from.References: Whitman, M. E., & Mattord, H. J. Management of Information Security.Thompson Learning.

(3 pages) 44 0 4.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

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 poet. He focuses on uni ... his initial copy, 'Leaves of Grass,' was written. In the following essay I am going to explore Walt Whitman's role as a 'democratic' poet in American society. By looking at his epic poem 'Song of Myse ... society. By looking at his epic poem 'Song of Myself' and examining different critical opinions on Whitman's work, I will investigate how Whitman became a 'democratic' poet and whether he deserves su ...

(6 pages) 17 0 5.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Dien Cai Dau-Book Analysis

oneself for the good of the whole. “Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night” by Walt Whitman is another war poem that expresses the loss of individuality through the loss of a loved one ... w losing someone so close to you could lead to one’s mental loss of identity. Like the poem by Whitman, “The Lost Pilot” by James Tate shows the lost identity through his father that he ...

(8 pages) 10 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Theories of Motivation in the Workplace: Meg Whitman

Meg WhitmanIntroductionMeg Whitman is not the typical success story that people turn to when they need m ... two set out on a life journey that would take them across the country and back chasing opportunity (Whitman, & Hamilton, 2010).Theory YDouglas McGregor developed a theory that divided people into ... ained that the reason that eBay works is because they trust that, "Most people are basically good" (Whitman, & Hamilton, 2010, p. 32). This was a value that mirrored Meg's and she was excited by t ...

(9 pages) 25 0 0.0 Jan/2011

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Leadership and Communication