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Selected Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)

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In his unconventional verse, Walt Whitman spoke in a powerful, sensual, oratorical, and inspiring voice. His most famous work, Leaves of Grass, was a long-term project that the poet compared to the building of a cathedral or the slow growth of a tree. During his lifetime, from 1819 to 1892, it went through nine editions. Today it is regarded as a landmark of American literature.

This volume contains 24 poems from Leaves of Grass, offering a generous sampling of Whitman's best and most representative verses. Featured works include "I Hear America Singing," "I Sing the Body Electric," "Song of the Open Road," "Out of Cradle Endlessly Rocking," "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," and "O Captain! My Captain!" — all reprinted from an authoritative text.

Synopsis:

Generous sampling from Leaves of Grass, including "I Hear America Singing," "Song of the Open Road," "I Sing the Body Electric," "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," "O Captain! My Captain!" and 19 more.

Synopsis:

Generous sampling from Leaves of Grass. 24 poems include "I Hear America Singing," "Song of the Open Road," "I Sing the Body Electric," "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," "O Captain! My Captain!"--all reprinted from an authoritative edition. Alphabetical lists of titles and first lines.

Synopsis:

Presents twenty-four poems from "Leaves of Grass," including "I Hear America Singing," "I Sing the Body Electric," and "O Captain! My Captain!".

Synopsis:

Walt Whitman was born in 1819. He worked as a journalist and newspaper editor for many years before the appearance of his Leaves of Grass in 1855. This is a collection of his work aimed at the general reader rather than the specialist and carries no explanatory or critical apparatus.

Synopsis:

Generous sampling from Leaves of Grass, including "I Hear America Singing," "Song of the Open Road," "I Sing the Body Electric," "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," "O Captain! My Captain!" and 19 more.

About the Author

One of America's most influential and innovative poets, Walt Whitman (1819-92) worked as a teacher, journalist, and volunteer nurse during the Civil War. Proclaimed as the nation's first "poet of democracy," Whitman reached out to common readers and opposed censorship with his overt celebrations of sexuality

Table of Contents

"FROM THE SECTION "Inscriptions"

  I Hear America Singing

Starting from Paumanok

"FROM THE SECTION "Children of Adam"

  I Sing the Body Electric

  Once I Pass'd through a Populous City

"FROM THE SECTION "Calamus"

  Recorders Ages Hence

  I Hear It Was Charged against Me

Salut au Monde!

Song of the Open Road

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

Song of the Broad-Axe

Song of the Redwood-Tree

A Song for Occupations

A Song of the Rolling Earth

"FROM THE SECTION "Birds of Passage"

  Pioneers! O Pioneers!

"FROM THE SECTION " Sea-Drift"

  Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking

"FROM THE SECTION "Drum-Taps"

  Beat! Beat! Drums!

  The Wound-Dresser

"FROM THE SECTION "Memories of President Lincoln"

  When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd

  O Captain! My Captain!

By Blue Ontario's Shore

Passage to India

Prayer of Columbus

"FROM THE SECTION "Whispers of Heavenly Death"

  A Noiseless Patient Spider

"FROM THE SECTION "Songs of Parting"

  So Long!

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486268781
Author:
Whitman, Walt
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Whitman Walt
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
Mineola, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
no. 20
Publication Date:
19910531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.25 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 128 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486268781 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Generous sampling from Leaves of Grass, including "I Hear America Singing," "Song of the Open Road," "I Sing the Body Electric," "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," "O Captain! My Captain!" and 19 more.
"Synopsis" by , Generous sampling from Leaves of Grass. 24 poems include "I Hear America Singing," "Song of the Open Road," "I Sing the Body Electric," "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," "O Captain! My Captain!"--all reprinted from an authoritative edition. Alphabetical lists of titles and first lines.

"Synopsis" by , Presents twenty-four poems from "Leaves of Grass," including "I Hear America Singing," "I Sing the Body Electric," and "O Captain! My Captain!".
"Synopsis" by , Walt Whitman was born in 1819. He worked as a journalist and newspaper editor for many years before the appearance of his Leaves of Grass in 1855. This is a collection of his work aimed at the general reader rather than the specialist and carries no explanatory or critical apparatus.
"Synopsis" by ,
Generous sampling from Leaves of Grass, including "I Hear America Singing," "Song of the Open Road," "I Sing the Body Electric," "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," "O Captain! My Captain!" and 19 more.
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