History Creator / WaltWhitman

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.
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