Romantic Poets Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Romantic Poets
A look at Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman's poetry circa 1861-1865 as it relates to the Civil War.
# 19368 | 1,800 words | 4 sources | 1992 | US
Published on Mar 09, 2003 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)

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"Romantic Poets

America still has not yet come completely to terms with all the implications--both great and small--of the Civil War. At once it was the bloodiest and most gruesome war America ever fought, and at the same time one of the most glorified and romanticized. It was the only war America, as a nation, fought on the mainland with its own self being the enemy. The reasons and justifications for the war are still subject to conjecture. As Americans we can still feel the effects of the Civil War in modern life. Symbols like the Confederate flag are still visible in the media and pop culture as well as the war itself--popping up every now and then as the backdrop for a movie or a play. There are those who will still defend the Confederacy. And there are those who look upon..."

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