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In my paper, I plan to discuss the author Walt Whitman and his novel, song of myself. I plan on expanding on his use of symbols, metaphors, imagery, and anthropomorphism, as well as other figurative language and how those elements get his message across and enhance the meaning of his work. Also, on how these literary techniques contribute to the theme or overall meaning of his work and get the reader to better understand it. I would also like to discuss Whitman’s take on environmental problems and adaptations. I will aim to answer questions such as these: How does Whitman feel about the natural world and what does he believe about human interaction with it? What do humans gain from interacting with nature through direct or first-hand contact? What is the relationship between the human and non-human world supposed to look like according to Whitman? What is Whitman trying to get the reader to think or believe? I want to explore how Whitman, himself is in touch with the sensual world. I would also like to discuss how Whitman’s writing is seemingly ahead of its time and if it could apply to generations in the future and what did it meant for his very own generation.
Stefanie Heine.Walt Whitman Quarterly Review.
Benjamin Meiners.Walt Whitman Quarterly Review.
Ed Folsom.Walt Whitman Quarterly Review.