in newspaper began in 1846 when he was offered a position as an editor at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. In only 4 years Whitman would have been employed by 7 different newspapers because of his domineering opinion. 2 years later, Whitman was offered a position as editor of The Crescent, in Louisiana. In New Orleans, Whitman saw firsthand how cruel slavery and slave trade was. In the fall of 1848, Whitman returned to Brooklyn, New York as an aspiring poet. With the awful image of slavery still lingering
In the poem, the narrator is stating that he is going to celebrate everything that constitutes his existence while referencing eternal truths; as he emphasizes his personal connection with all other aspects of culture and society. He continues to express the interconnectedness
A Celebration of Life “I Sing the Body Electric” is one of twelve poems that comprised the 1855 first edition of Walt Whitman’s self-published masterpiece, Leaves of Grass. Like other poems, especially “Song of Myself,” it is a celebration of life. It is hard to believe this classic was written during the Civil War era. A time historically riddled with slavery and injustice, of mass death and discord, as well as the expansion of industrialization, the movement out west and population growth.