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A humanisthe was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realismincorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. Whitman's own life came under scrutiny for his presumed homosexuality.
Masterpieces of World Literature. Walt Whitman. Main American poet, journalist, and essayist whose verse collection Leaves of Grass is a landmark in the history of American literature.
On Whitman's bicentennial, a contemporary poet finds a Whitmanic kinship with wonder, language, and the environment. In Leaves of Grass, he celebrated democracy, nature, love, and friendship. This monumental work chanted praises to the body as well as to the soul, and found beauty and Prose Home Harriet Blog.
The American Primer is a challenge rather than a finished fight. Whitman shows in it what he was prepared to do rather than what he thought he had perfected. It was his original intention to enlarge these notes into a study which would in a sense inclose the theme and dignify it in the way it deserved.
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America does not repel the past or what it has produced under its forms or amid other politics or the idea of castes or the old religions. The Americans of all nations at any time upon the earth have probably the fullest poetical nature. The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem.
He breaks down all the categories we use to tell us who, when, where, and what we are, the terms we reflexively rely on to structure our everyday lives. He even blurs usually sacrosanct distinctions between body and soul, and man and God. In so doing, he prepares us for the perception of a single, universal truth and for our subsequent transformation into the kind of people we need to be. Emerson described mystical states in numerous places throughout his oeuvre.