Lit Crit Guides: Reading and Interpreting the Works of Walt Whitman, 1st Edition

  • Alex Beene
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766084965
  • ISBN-13: 9780766084964
  • DDC: 811.323
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 160 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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For most students, the images stirred by the word "poet" are those of an introverted individual removed from the crowd and devoted more to his or her work than engaging in the company of others. Walt Whitman spent a lifetime avoiding these commonly held notions of what a writer should be. From founding his own newspaper to acting as a volunteer nurse during the Civil War, Whitman encountered years of progress and turmoil that dramatically influenced the author he would become. This detailed guide serves as a compass through the magnificent journey Whitman took as a man who wanted to present the profoundly essential relationship between poetry and society.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: From Soul to Star: The Rise of Walt Whitman.
2: Franklin Evans and the Origins of Leaves of Grass.
3: Leaves of Grass: “Song of Myself”.
4: Leaves of Grass: “I Sing the Body Electric”.
5: Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking.
6: The Civil War Years.
7: Democratic Vistas.
Chapter Notes.
Literary Terms.
Major Works by Walt Whitman.
Further Reading.