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2nd Mar '13 4:00:56 AM LordGro
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''Leaves of Grass'' is a collection of poetry by American author WaltWhitman.

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''Leaves of Grass'' is a collection of poetry by American author WaltWhitman.Creator/WaltWhitman.
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* MagnumOpus: And Whitman knew it. He revised it over and over again, and spent many years writing the first edition.
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-->''I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey work of the stars.''

''Leaves of Grass'' is a collection of poetry by American author WaltWhitman.

Many editions of ''Leaves of Grass'' exist, as Whitman revised it many times before his death. The original version was published in 1855, then a revised edition in 1856, then another in 1860, [[SerialEscalation then ANOTHER in 1867, 1881,]] 1881, 1889, and [[OverlyLongGag 1891]].

'''Poems from ''Leaves of Grass'' you might recognize:'''
* "Song of Myself"
* "I Sing the Body Electric"
* "I Hear America Singing"
* "O Captain! My Captain!"
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* InHarmonyWithNature: Large parts of "Song of Myself" are about the narrator realizing that everything is interconnected, and about him getting in tune with nature.
* MagnumOpus: And Whitman knew it. He revised it over and over again, and spent many years writing the first edition.
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