Category Archives: Walt Whitman

Allen Ginsberg- Howl

Ginsberg’s Howl is one of the major works of beat writing. This “beat” cultured centered around non-conformity and spontaneous creativity.  As mentioned in the introduction of this work (p2591), Ginsberg’s Howl may have seemed spontaneous on the surface, however a closer look shows … Continue reading

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Walt Whitman #2

As you’ve probably noticed, Walt Whitman and his work represent a sincere amount of transcendentalism and change in societal thought through a shift in focus, a strong one being realization in nature.  In, When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer, the narrator hears a … Continue reading

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Walt Whitman

Especially in Preface, I was struck by the way Whitman glorified American citizenship as well as what it meant to be a ‘good poet.’ He is very passionate about the nation’s spirit as one that is defined by its ‘live,’ … Continue reading

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