American society has been drastically shaped through the strong beliefs of its poets, journalists and all around writers such as Jack Kerouac, Allen Gisnsberg, William S Burroughs and many more. Although each and every one of these writers are brilliant individuals, it is undeniable that they were highly influenced by the great Walt Whitman. Walt Whitman was a bright American individual who consistently crossed the conservative boundaries with his excellent writing skills. Walter “Walt” was an American poet, essayist and journalist. He was a big part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism and both of his views were apparent in his works.
Walt Whitman According to the critics, Walt Whitman is one of America's most inspiring and imaginative poets. Taking ordinary thoughts, Whitman develops ingenious and beautiful stanzas that capture the attention of readers to this day. "Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul" (ThinkExist). Taking everyday moments, Whitman provides descriptive, yet intriguing ideas pertaining to the human soul. As many past authors, Whitman's life outside of being a writer was somewhat disruptive at times.
“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream” (Poe). This is a quote commonly taught in English and literature books worldwide. It was written by Edgar Allan Poe in one of his most famous poems “A Dream within a Dream”. He is considered one of the most prestigious poets in early American culture, and surely left an imprint on the way our world sees different works in the English language. He was a true scholar who put plenty of intellectual, yet eerie plots into all of his writings, which made him a fan favorite.
When writers mention Walt Whitman’s name, the subje... ... middle of paper ... ...n in a full and complete life (Loewen 38). “The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem,” wrote Whitman in his preface to “Song of Myself” (Marx 20). The four major cultural developments that occurred during Walt Whitman’s lifetime—the development of American dictionaries, the growth of baseball, the evolution of American Indian policy, and the development of photography—definitely contributed to his poetic style. Through these events, not only did Whitman find his poetic subjects, but he also discovered his poetic tools and techniques. Bibliography: Works Cited Allen, Gay Wilson.
Edward Estlin Cummings, abbreviated to E. E. Cummings, although he was more popularly known in all lowercase letters as e. e. cummings, was an admirably influential American poet, author, playwright, and essayist. His renowned experimentation with poetic form and language in order to create his own personal style is his most prominent accomplishment. Often, he revamped and combined words to create new ones of his own style and in his own likeness. Cummings also bent grammatical and linguistic rules to accomplish his own purposes; he incorporated the usage of words like “if” and “because” as nouns, something odd and unheard of in his time period. He was first sneered at, jeering faces refusing to accept his twisted style as poetry, but quickly his work rose to such a revered status that it shone alongside the ubiquitous writings of the great Robert Frost.
Walt Whitman's Influence on Germany Walt Whitman (1819-1892) is considered to be one of the greatest American poets of the nineteenth century. While Edgar Allan Poe may have been more widely read, Whitman had more international writers actively respond to him and his poetry than any other American poet. A century after his death, writers around the world are still in dialogue with him, pondering the questions he posed, arguing with him and elaborating on his insights. People have been attracted to Whitman for numerous reasons. For his time he was truly unconventional and introduced the modern lyric with his autobiographical collection of prose poems called Leaves of Grass.
Believing that just as America is different from its European counterparts, so too must America’s poetry distinguish itself from previous models, Whitman broke new ground in both subject matter and diction. Walt Whitman will continue to stay one of the greatest poets of all time because he was one of the first to utilize free verse and praise the individual in a democratic society in his poetry collection, “Leaves of Grass”.
Although Robert Frost's life was far from perfect he was still an extraordinary person; his great inspirations, themes, and figurative language have won him many honors and awards thus creating one of the greatest American poets known to this day. Robert Frost went though a lump growing up but he still managed to be a sensational person. March 26th,1874 Frost was born to parents William Prescott Frost Jr. and Isabelle Moodie in the state capital of San Francisco. (Bober 2).Unfortunately as Robert grew older his parents where losing their lovely relationship because his father Gonzalez, Jones 2 was becoming an alcoholic which was absolutely unacceptable in Isabelle’s eyes. (Bober 7).
Emerson is acknowledged as “one of the most influential figures of the nineteenth century” (274). Emerson is an American essayist and poet. He published numerous pieces of work which portions of them were at a moment in time when he was going through a great deal of pain. Most critics refer to Ralph Waldo Emerson as one of the most significant American writers of the nineteenth century, but are having difficulty deciphering which one of his creations earn the most interest. As time goes by, he continues to write incredible literary collections that are well recognized by his contemporaries.
Sewall was a respected figure of his time and shared relations with other prominent icons of the colonial era. When Sewall entered Harvard he shared a home for two years with Edward Taylor, a famous American poet who became a lifelong friend of Sewall’s. Also in the year of the Salem witch Trials Samuel Sewall was appointed as one of nine judges by Govenor Phips, another fellow judge on this board was Cotton Mather. A famous individual of colonial times he was a minister of Boston’s Old North Church and was a true believer in witchcraft. Sewall and Mather were both puritans, authors, and shared similar views.