[ US /ˈhwɪtmən, ˈwɪtmən/ ]
  1. United States frontier missionary who established a post in Oregon where Christianity and schooling and medicine were available to Native Americans (1802-1847)
  2. United States poet who celebrated the greatness of America (1819-1892)
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How To Use Whitman In A Sentence

  • And what's so impressive is that Parini manages to create Melville's homoerotic yearning and despair in the context of 19th-century attitudes about sexuality, a pre-Freudian age that had not neatly divided the world into gay and straight, but also had no words for the feelings of love between men that Walt Whitman was so bravely yawping about. Melville's stormy seas
  • The deep breaths exhaled by his broad lines, his declarative sentences and their assertive plangency, his deliberate tactlessness and brave humor, redirect the reader to a history of poetic Yanks: Whitman, Williams.
  • Also like The Hours, which reworked Virginia Woolf, this narrative triplex is built on a bookish foundation: the poetry and ontology of Walt Whitman. New Fiction
  • Whitman prepares next enter into an election contest with republic partisans identity California bey.
  • Like Whitman's poetry, Elvrum's lyrics are often as elementary as a child's jejune rambling, and yet, in their simplicity, they're sturdy, sophisticated, and poignantly inquisitive.
  • Clifton's palimpsestic rewriting of Whitman in which relationships, not the individual, have primacy, is finally able to bring this family identity into American literature.
  • No philosopher would jettison Plato just because it's old fashioned, nor would anyone mock the old fogy Whitman.
  • I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person. Walt Whitman 
  • Only a windlike chant would do -- something with an undertone of human despair, outsoared by brave, savage flights of invincible soul-hope -- great virile singing man-cries, winged as the starlight, weird as space -- Whitman sublimated, David's soul poured out in symphony. The River and I
  • Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul. Walt Whitman 
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