Walt Whitman and his Poetry
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This paper takes a look at the work of Walt Whitman and focuses primarily on his poem, "When Lilacs Last in the Pooryard Bloom'. It discusses how this poem is an elegy on the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, an event that greatly influenced and affected Whitman.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Adams, Richard P. "Whitman's Lilacs' and the Tradition of Pastoral Elegy."PMLA 72 (1957: 479-487.
- Betts, William W., Jr., ed. Lincoln and the Poets. University of Pittsburgh, 1965.
- Erkkila, Betsy. Whitman the Political Poet. New York: Oxford University Press,1999.
- Whitman, Walt. The Correspondence. Ed. Edwin Haviland Miller. 6 vols. New York:New York University Press, 1961-1977.
- Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass: Comprehensive Reader's Edition. Ed. Harold W.Blogett and Sculley Bradley. New York: New York University Press, 1965.
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