This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Biography On The Poet Walt Whitman

537 words - 3 pages

Walt Whitman was a poet of the mid to late 1800's, he celebrated what was possible and never met a word that he didn't like or couldn't use. Whitman often writes about the middle class hardworking man and woman. In "I Hear America Singing" he creates an image of people singing although he did not actually hear or see those people He writes that every man has his own song, and each man or woman accomplishes something at the end of the day. Then after a hard days work he writes, "at night the party of young fellows, robust, friendly. Singing with open mouths their strong and melodious songs."If Whitman were to come back to witness the society that we live ...view middle of the document...

It is also a chance for you to make, sell or perform a skill with a quality worth the price and time you spent on it. If you do enter a profession where you will gain substantial amounts of money there is a right and wrong way to live with plenty of wealth.The class of people who live lavishly and to excess does not make up a significant amount of our population but this lifestyle is the style in which many model their lives after to achieve. There is a more normal class of people; those who make moderate amounts of money and can afford a reasonable lifestyle make up a more substantial amount of our population. These people often perform a skill that produces an end product of value and quality. With the advancement of technology and mechanization the value of many products has increased but in turn the amount of jobs for people has decreased. So, there is a large competition for jobs in America's economy, but this competition is not always bad because it causes an increase in importance.If Walt Whitman were to return he would view a competitive society that can sometimes flaunt their money; but also a society that cares about what they do as a living. Money or material things might overshadow our spirit of goodness but underneath it all we are doing our best to survive. We remain optimistic about advancements in technology and health because we really do care about others although sometime it's covered under a blanket of pessimism.

Other Essays On Biography on the Poet Walt Whitman

The Age Of Romanticism In American Literature

364 words - 2 pages The Age of Romanticism was a short yet meaningful period in American literature. American literature developed in dramatic ways during this age. Moving away from their European roots American writers started composing more and more articles unique to American culture. For the next two decades, American writers such as Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, produced scores of

"If I Had A Choice" By Walt Whitan

697 words - 3 pages Wave resemblance in Walt Whitman's "If I Had the Choice" Although not rhythmically or metrically consistent throughout, Walt Whitman's poem "If I Had the Choice" is very consistent in its attempt to resemble the characteristics, specifically the waves, of the sea; whether read, heard, or seen, the poem's adaptation to a wave's nature is clearly evident. Whitman's use of repeated, but not uniform, rhythm in the poem exposes the "up and

The Wild Swans at Coole

486 words - 2 pages lake.Throughout the poem, the poet conveyed his feelings on life changing by contrasting the mysterious, beautiful and unwearied life the swans had with his decaying, unfruitful and sore life. Furthermore, besides having reflection on his own life, he was counting how much life he had left and he longed for a happier life, though he concluded that he wouldn't have any at last, because he guessed that someday when he woke up, all swans would fly away and left a deserted lake.

How does Percy Bysshe Shelley express the idea of the Skylark being superior to man in the poem "To a Sky-Lark"?

456 words - 2 pages focus on how Shelley expresses this superiority.First of all, we notice how much this poem is elogious : the poet transforms this simple bird in to something more elevated - "Spirit" or "Bird", which the first letter is capitalized. The similes are strong - "cloud of fire" (l.8) -, beautiful - "Like a rose embowered" (l.51) -, artistic - "Like a Poet hidden" (l.36) -, bright - "Like a glow-worm golden" (l.46) - and, overall, these similes are

Extracurricular Sports Should Satisfy State Physical Education Requirement

481 words - 2 pages Track,football,soccer,baseball,basketball, and other sports attract dedicated student athletes who often pratice every day after school and then participate in weekend games.Should these students be forced to give up an elective class period to take a required physical education class? In order to meet the state's physical education course requirements,that is exactly what Whitman high school ask them to do. I believe that this policy that this

Company Motivation

4599 words - 19 pages can go to this website and explore all Disneyland's parks, Downtown Disney district, hotels, Southern California attractions, and a resort map. They can even make plans because on this website it has the park hours, entertainment schedule, pre-arrival tips, driving directions, special events, special occasions, along with special offers and discounts according to the Walt Disney Company.The financial highlights for five years are: Revenues for 2004

Edgar Allan Poe

2181 words - 9 pages , died in 1848 of tuberculosis. After Virginia's death, Edgar broke down and began drinking even more heavily, which some say led him to his death the following year. After Virginia's death Edgar began to court a long-forgotten sweetheart, Sarah Helen Whitman. After much ado, he promises to marry her. She was concerned about his widespread reputation for drinking, so she agreed to the marriage only on the condition that Poe promised not to drink

Sylvia Plath

1507 words - 7 pages romanticized retelling of Plath's experiences prior to her suicide attempt in 1953 (Wagner-Martin 34). In it Esther suffers through insecurities and illness and questions many of the things Plath herself questioned (such as a man's "rightful" inclination to be more sexual) (Views).While attending Cambridge she met and fell in love with England's present poet laureate, Ted Hughes, and they married in 1956 (Aird 7). On April of 1956 she wrote of

Academic Sources

846 words - 4 pages without wiresFirst radio was a system of2 way communicationDuring ww1 it ws imp for communication; communicating demands1920's selling radio recievers ..rather than using it to communicate they hit on the idea to have ppl listennature of radio itself changedat the same time they realized they could sell more radios thus resulting 'air time' selling air time to commecials= making moneyinexpensive way to communicate1920's selling reciveers and air

Dylan Thomas And His Poetry

2252 words - 10 pages disruptive. Thomas was a heavy drunk, and on his last show in the U.S., he collapsed with alcohol poisoning, dying shortly after being taken to a hospital in New York. He was thirty-six years old. Dylan Thomas was buried at St. Martins Church in Laugharne. (Ferris 2, 61)Dylan Thomas was a man with a certain talent. He was a poet. Some say he was brilliant and others say he wrote nonsense. Whether he was a genius, or an idiot, we may never know. However

Alfred Tennyson

1038 words - 5 pages Alfred Tennyson was born on August 6th, 1809, at Somersby, Lincolnshire, fourth of twelve children of George and Elizabeth Tennyson. Tennyson, said to be the best poet of the Victorian era and his poetry will be discussed in this essay.Tennyson had a lifelong fear of mental illness, because several men in his family had a mild form of epilepsy, which then was thought of as a shameful disease. His father and brother Arthur made their epilepsy

Similar Papers

The Extroardinary Life Of Hannibal Barca. It Gives You, The Reader Insite On His Military Atchievements And Biography

2767 words - 12 pages HannibalHannibal Barca: Military GeniusByIntroductionCarthage Before Hannibal Carthage, one of the most famous cities of antiquity, was founded on the north coast of Africa by the Phoenicians of Tyre (sur) in 814 B.C. The foundation of Carthage was closely followed by the establishment of other Phoenician cities in the west Mediterranean over which Carthage gradually gained control. From then on, Carthaginian power expanded into Spain, Sicily

The Proud Coward A Biography Of A Time When Ones Circumstances Must Be Stood For Or Trampled On

1436 words - 6 pages I remember growing up, driving down the road in Escalon, a developing housing community where ranches and almond groves were still dominant. Kenny Rogers was on the radio singing "The coward of the county," the words saying, "Promise me, son, not to do the things I've done. Walk away from trouble if you can. It won't mean you're weak if you turn the other cheek. I hope you're old enough to understand. Son, you don't have to fight to be a man

Biography On Jk Rowling And How She Wrote About Harry Potter. Mainly About The Consistent Theme Throughout The First Two Books

649 words - 3 pages . Rowling was the author of the famous series about "Harry Potter". It was the year 1990 when J.K. Rowling first conceived the idea of writing about a wizard named "Harry Potter". She recalls it was a long train journey from London to Manchester when she started forming in her mind, the characters of the series. Also, she decided on the fact that he was a young boy that was a wizard, but didn't know it yet. When she

Walt Whitman Essay

569 words - 3 pages Walt Whitman was a man that wrote from the deepest thoughts from within him. Whitman wrote from many states of mind. His writings connect a lot with the present life and the after-life, the soul. Sometimes he even wrote from his imagination and his fantasies. Whether he was writing about the people around him or just his life, he was writing about the nature of life.From the excerpts that we have read from Leaves of Grass, I feel that Whitman is