Walt Whitman 4-24-06 - Brandon Delp Mr. Buchholtz May 1,...

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Brandon Delp May 1, 2006 Mr. Buchholtz Walt Whitman Walt Whitman was born in West Hills, New York, on My 31, 1819. At the age of seventeen, Whitman began teaching. However, his teaching career came to an end when he decided to pursue a career in journalism. Whitman held various positions working for numerous New York journals and Brooklyn newspapers. Whitman went on to become an important and influential poet in American history. Whitman saw life in a unique way; he viewed everything in the world as a concrete, material item. Whitman viewed the human body as a perfected material item. Whitman believed that all people are the same, and should be viewed as equals. Whitman strongly believed in the idea of nature’s natural life cycle, and felt that everyone and everything is an equal object in the cycle. Walt Whitman was known for frequently writing about the human body. Whitman saw the human body, male and female, as beautiful and amazing objects that should be celebrated because of their perfection. For example he says, “The love of the body of man or woman balks account, the body itself balks account, / That of the male is perfect, and that of the female is perfect.” (Whitman 71). Whitman believes that this goes for all humans no matter their race. Whitman says that before the war, he would
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Buchholtz during the Spring '08 term at Community College of Philadelphia.

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