Review for American lit two Walt Whitman First publication book of poems – leaves of grass in July 4thin 1855. He was born in New YorkHe was a romanticist His father was a carpenter/ deskilled Naturalism was during the Gilded AgeHe was known as a champion of democracy he was a common man that speaks to and for the common people. He left school at the age 11When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d The Venus star/western star refers to Abraham Lincoln which the poem is about. Major motifs/symbols are the birds, star, and lilac. It is also about the civil war which is Americas greatest loss In Walt Whitman’s Democratic vistas, he believed in developing a golden age where people focus on school, art and new technology. He seemed to condemn the corruption and greed of the gilded age denouncing the post-Civil war materialism that had overtaken the country. Democratic Vistas was published in 1871. America must stray away from beliefs and traditions. Democratic Vistas was a warningto American People, and they should have a new cultural identity that the government should nurture. Tom Paine known as the greatest patriot believed that America should not adopt a monarchy or a religion. Robert Frost March 26, 1874 Identified himself with new England First book a boy’s will 1913He was born in san Francisco but moved to England to become a poet Transcendentalist Nothing gold can stay is a paradox and is in the book of poems of Hampshire Booker T. Washington Booker Taliaferro Washington April 5, 1856
Civil war ended when he was only nine Worked in west Virginia as a salt packer and coal miner1881 became the first principle at Tuskegee institute with only 30 students and built it themselves with bricksAtlanta exposition written in 1895 made an accommodationist and incrementalist Referred to Moses of his race and known as the Atlanta compromise.