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Walt Whitman and Carl Sandburg – A Comparison
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This 4 page report discusses the poetry of Walt Whitman and Carl Sandburg and illustrates their similarities and differences. Sandburg was clearly influenced by Whitman’s work while still developing his own unique poetic voice. Each was passionate about their love for America and each expressed a concern and unbounded admiration for the average American man or woman. Bibliography lists 5 sources, each source is a poem from Whitman or Sandburg.
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Walt Whitman And Romanticism
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8 pages in length. Along with a handful of other famous poets, Walt Whitman represents the epitome of Romanticism. Inasmuch as the Romantic period is defined by a oneness with nature and the intangible world in general, Whitman took this historic opportunity to express myriad feelings he had in relation to life, environment, social composition. As well, Romanticism is also indicated by a certain sense of melancholy for which the poet utilizes as a vehicle for such intense expression. The writer discusses how the exact manner by which Whitman reveals this connection is an integral component to the poet's overall mystique, utilizing a number of literary techniques in order to achieve his objective. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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Walt Whitman and His Influence on History
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This 8 page paper considers the influence that author Walt Whitman had on history, especially in relationship to his political and social perspectives. This paper relates some of the current arguments about Walt Whitman’s influence to elements in his own writings. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Songs of Timelessness - The Poetry of Walt Whitman
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A 3-page paper that examines the transcendentalist ideas of infinity and timelessness that are conveyed through the works of Walt Whitman. Included is a discussion of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry and Song of Myself, both of which are included in Whitman's Leaves of Grass and both of which express the central idea of an ongoing cycle of life and death. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” and Poetic Persona
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This 5 page report discusses 'Song of Myself' and the ways in which Walt Whitman conveys his own vision of America. Whitman believed that it is actually the shared identity of time and place that serve as the greater aspect of human connections but shared identity is always known but never learned. His attitude suggests that he celebrates himself, thus everyone should, or at least could, do the same. No secondary sources.
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Walt Whitman's 'Song of Myself' and 'Sleepers'
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A 6 page paper contrasting Walt Whitman's outlook on life and the universe in these two poems. 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. No additional sources cited.
Filename: Sleepers.wps

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