History Creator / WaltWhitman

4th Jun '16 8:58:00 AM eroock
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-->--'''Harold Bloom'''

'''Walt Whitman''' (1819-1892) was an American poet probably best known for his revolutionary book ''Literature/LeavesOfGrass''. His work has elements of transcendentalism and humanism, and his poetry greatly influenced all the poets that came after him.

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'''Walt Whitman''' Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was an American poet probably best known for his revolutionary book ''Literature/LeavesOfGrass''. His work has elements of transcendentalism and humanism, and his poetry greatly influenced all the poets that came after him.
23rd Mar '16 8:10:27 PM karstovich2
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A native of [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Suffolk County on Long Island]] who began his career in [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Brooklyn]], he is also revered as a local great in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC (where he served during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar as what amounted to what we would call today a hospice/palliative care nurse to Union soldiers) and in Camden, UsefulNotes/NewJersey (where he spent his last years).

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A native of [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Suffolk County on Long Island]] who began his career in [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Brooklyn]], he is also revered as a local great in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC (where he served during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar as what amounted to what we would call today a hospice/palliative care nurse to Union soldiers) soldiers; his recitations of poetry, including his "weird" free verse stuff, proved a great comfort to many of the wounded, maimed, and dying) and in Camden, UsefulNotes/NewJersey (where he spent his last years).
23rd Mar '16 8:07:09 PM karstovich2
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A native of [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Suffolk County on Long Island]] who began his career in [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Brooklyn]], he is also revered as a local great in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC (where he served during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar as what amounted to what we would call today a hospice/palliative care nurse to Union soldiers) and in Camden, UsefulNotes/NewJersey (where he spent his last years).






!! Works featuring Whitman as a character
* Creator/KenBurns' epic 1990 documentary ''The Civil War'' includes many observations by and stories about Whitman from his time in Washington, DC. Excerpts from Whitman's writings are narrated by Creator/GarrisonKeillor.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Well, not really. The majority of scholars believe he was either this or bi. Oscar Wilde once said he made out with Whitman in 1882.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Well, not really. The majority of scholars believe he was either this or bi. Oscar Wilde once said he made out (at least) with Whitman at his Camden home in 1882.
9th Sep '14 4:35:56 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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You probably know him for his poem about AbrahamLincoln, "[[Film/DeadPoetsSociety O Captain, My Captain]]".

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You probably know him for his poem about AbrahamLincoln, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln, "[[Film/DeadPoetsSociety O Captain, My Captain]]".
2nd Jul '14 6:43:08 PM TVRulezAgain
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Also notable because of continuing debates about his sexuality and because of the mad love TheBeatGeneration had for him and his wandering ways.

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Also notable because of continuing debates about his sexuality and because of the mad love TheBeatGeneration Creator/TheBeatGeneration had for him and his wandering ways.
24th May '14 12:00:51 PM TrustBen
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: "love-flesh swelling/and deliciously aching,/Limitless limpid jets of love hot and enormous, quivering jelly of/love, white-blow and delirious nice"--from "I Sing the Body Electric"

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: "love-flesh swelling/and deliciously aching,/Limitless limpid jets of love hot and enormous, quivering jelly of/love, white-blow and delirious nice"--from "I Sing the Body Electric"Electric"ers
* GenrePopularizer: For free verse. It had been around for centuries, but Whitman is responsible for making it the dominant poetic mode of the modern era.
29th Mar '14 12:44:25 AM MysteriousF
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Well, not really. The majority of scholars believe he was either this or bi. Oscar Wilde once said he made out with Whitman in 1882.
22nd May '13 11:31:19 AM TrustBen
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* GenreCodifier: Whitman didn't invent free verse, but his posthumous reputation did a lot to make it the dominant form of serious poetry in the Modern and Postmodern eras.
22nd May '13 11:28:11 AM TrustBen
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* GenreCodifier: Whitman didn't invent free verse, but his posthumous reputation did a lot to make it the dominant form of serious poetry in the Modern and Postmodern eras.
1st Mar '13 1:11:38 PM LordGro
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You probably know him for his poem about AbrahamLincoln, "[[DeadPoetsSociety O Captain, My Captain]]".

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You probably know him for his poem about AbrahamLincoln, "[[DeadPoetsSociety "[[Film/DeadPoetsSociety O Captain, My Captain]]".



!!His life features these tropes:
* AnythingThatMoves
* BadassBeard
* {{Beatnik}}: A major inspiration for the original Beat poets.

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!!His life work features these tropes:
* AnythingThatMoves
* BadassBeard
* {{Beatnik}}: A major inspiration for the original Beat poets.
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* WanderingMinstrel: A sort of real life example.
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