Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Walt Whitman (1819-1892) Song of Myself: a Poetic Celebration

Walt Whitman (1819-1892) "I celebrate myself and sing myself." Image by Decoded Past.
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) said, “I celebrate myself and sing myself.” Image by Decoded Past.

Walt Whitman hailed from Huntingdon, Long Island; and worked as a journalist, a teacher and a government clerk, as well as making a name for himself as the founding father of American poetry.
Whitman’s poetic stance is partly one of self-affirmation and self-aggrandisement; his poetry centres upon self, as a prophet, gathering the multitudes to himself with apparent joyfulness. This self is a spiritual self, both individual and universal. Read more...

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