Walt Whitman and War Analytical Essay by cee-cee

Walt Whitman and War
An analysis of five of Walt Whitman's poems related to the tragedy of war.
# 115756 | 1,161 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Aug 10, 2009 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry) , History (U.S. Civil War 1860-1865)


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Description:

The paper examines five of Walt Whitman's poems that deal with war, including "Beat! Beat! Drums!", "An Army Corps on the March," "Bivouac on a Mountain Side," "Come Up From the Fields, Father," and "Oh Captain! My Captain." The paper highlights how Whitman's initial optimism about war soon turned into a more tragic realism once he became aware of the inherently destructive nature of war. The paper also shows how, by reading Whitman's war time poetry, we get a deeper, more intimate sense of the impact of the Civil War on an entire nation.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Whitman, Walt. "An Army Corps on the March." Retrieved April 16, 2008 from http://hometown.aol.com/gordonkwok/cwpoetry.html.
  • Whitman, Walt. "Beat! Beat! Drums!" Retrieved April 16, 2008 from http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Leaves_of_Grass/Book_XXI#Beat.21_Beat.21_Drums.21.
  • Whitman, Walt. "Bivouac on a Mountain Side." Retrieved April 16, 2008 from http://hometown.aol.com/gordonkwok/cwpoetry.html.
  • Whitman, Walt. "Come Up From the Fields, Father." Retrieved April 16, 2008 from http://www.civilwarhome.com/comeup.htm.
  • Whitman, Walt. "O Captain! My Captain." Retrieved April 16, 2008 from http://www.bartleby.com/142/193.html.

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