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Walt Whitman

(1819—1892) American poet

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Franklin Evans

Franklin Evans  

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Temperance tract by Whitman.
Democratic Vistas

Democratic Vistas  

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Prose pamphlet by Whitman, published in 1871, incorporating earlier essays. It was reprinted in Two Rivulets (1876).The main themes are the ideals of democracy and individualism, which the author ...
Passage to India

Passage to India  

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Poem by Whitman, the title piece of a pamphlet (1871), was incorporated in Leaves of Grass 1876.Ostensibly celebrating the completion of the Suez Canal and the transcontinental railroad (1869), and ...
Memoranda during the War

Memoranda during the War  

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Prose account by Whitman of his Civil War experiences, published in 1875, and reprinted in Specimen Days and Collect (1882).
Two Rivulets

Two Rivulets  

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Discursive work by Whitman, the second volume of a collected edition (1876) whose first volume was Leaves of Grass. The title suggests not only the blending of prose and verse, but also the ...
November Boughs

November Boughs  

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Collection of poems and prose by Whitman, published in 1888. Its verse was incorporated in Leaves of Grass as “Sands at Seventy,” and its prose preface, “A Backward Glance o'er Travel'd Roads,” ...
Drum-Taps

Drum-Taps  

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Poems by Whitman, published in 1865, containing descriptive scenes at the front and in Washington hospitals during the Civil War, as well as “Pioneers! O Pioneers!” A small supplement, issued after ...
Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass  

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Poems by Whitman, the first edition of which (1855) contained 12 poems, including those later entitled “Song of Myself,” “I Sing the Body Electric,” and “There Was a Child Went Forth”. The first ...

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