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By Charles M. Oliver

"Critical significant other to Walt Whitman" includes entries on each one of Walt Whitman's poems, from the commonly famous "Song of Myself," "When Lilacs final within the Dooryard Bloom'd," and "Out of the Cradle without end Rocking," to his minor works. His significant prose works, reminiscent of "A Backward look O'er Travel'd Roads" and "Democratic Vistas", every one version of "Leaves of Grass", and particular phrases used or coined via Whitman, resembling "Eidolons" and "Paumanok," also are lined. aiding readers comprehend the impacts on his existence are entries on Whitman's relatives, pals, family members, and neighbors; very important areas the place he lived and labored; and concepts vital to his paintings. a vital reference advisor, this single-volume addition to the "Critical significant other" sequence supplies a wealth of knowledge at the existence and works of this nice American writer.

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As at Thy Portals Also Death” (1881) First published as the sixth of 17 poems in the “Songs of Parting” cluster for the sixth edition of Leaves of Grass (1881), it remained unchanged throughout its publication history. ” She had the most influence on Whitman of any of his family members. He later referred to her death as the “great tragedy” of his life. ” (1881) This poem was first published as the opening work in the “Autumn Rivulets” cluster for the sixth edition of Leaves of Grass (1881). Just as all the “wayward rivulets,” brooks, “subterranean sea-rills,” and major rivers of America help form the idea of America, so do its people: In you whoe’er you are my book perusing, In I myself, in all the world, these currents flowing, All, all toward the mystic ocean tending.

She had the most influence on Whitman of any of his family members. He later referred to her death as the “great tragedy” of his life. ” (1881) This poem was first published as the opening work in the “Autumn Rivulets” cluster for the sixth edition of Leaves of Grass (1881). Just as all the “wayward rivulets,” brooks, “subterranean sea-rills,” and major rivers of America help form the idea of America, so do its people: In you whoe’er you are my book perusing, In I myself, in all the world, these currents flowing, All, all toward the mystic ocean tending.

As I Watch’d the Ploughman Ploughing” (1871) First appeared with the “Whispers of Heavenly Death” cluster in the “Passage to India” supplement to Leaves of Grass (1871); and it was the 17th of 18 poems in the “Whispers” cluster for the sixth edition (1881). )” The preoccupation with his soul provides the poet with “Assurances” that Death will take greater care of him than has Life. “As the Greek’s Signal Flame” (1887) First published in the NEW YORK HERALD (December 15, 1887); then in November Boughs (1888); and it was the 60th of 65 poems in the “First “Assurances” (1856) First appeared under the title “Faith Poem” in the second edition of Leaves of Grass (1856); it was revised, given its present title, and placed with the “Songs Before Parting” cluster for the fourth edition (1867); it was then transferred to the “Whispers of Heavenly Death” cluster (1871); and it became the seventh of 18 poems in the “Whispers of Heavenly Death” cluster for the sixth edition (1881).

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