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Biography of Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Walt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819, on the West Hills of Long Island, New York. His mother, Louisa Van Velsor, of Dutch descent and Quaker faith, whom he adored, was barely literate. She never read his poetry, but gave him unconditional love. His father of English lineage, was a carpenter and builder of houses, and a stern disciplinarian. His main claim to fame was his friendship with Tom Paine, whose pamphlet Common Sense (1776), urging the colonists to throw off English domination was in his sparse library. It is doubtful that his father read any of his son's poetry, or would have understood it if he had. The senior Walt was too burdened with the struggle to support his ever-growing family of nine children, four of whom were handicapped.

Young Walt, the second of nine, was withdrawn from public school at the age of eleven to help support the family. At the age of twelve he started to learn the printer's trade, and fell in love with the written and printed word. He was mainly self-taught. He read voraciously, and became acquainted with Homer, Dante, Shakespeare and Scott early in life. He knew the Bible thoroughly, and as a God-intoxicated poet, desired to inaugurate a religion uniting all of humanity in bonds of friendship.

In 1836, at the age of 17, he began his career as an innovative teacher in the one-room school houses of Long Island. He permitted his students to call him by his first name, and devised learning games for them in arithmetic and spelling. He continued to teach school until 1841, when he turned to journalism as a full-time career. He soon became editor for a number of Brooklyn and New York papers. From 1846 to 1847 Whitman was the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Whitman went to New Orleans in 1848, where he was editor for a brief time of the "New Orleans Crescent". In that city he had become fascinated with the French language. Many of his poems contain words of French derivation. It was in New Orleans that he experienced at first hand the viciousness of slavery in the slave markets of that city.

On his return to Brooklyn in the fall of 1848, he founded a "free soil" newspaper, the "Brooklyn Freeman". Between 1848 and 1855 he developed the style of poetry that so astonished Ralph Waldo Emerson. When the poet's Leaves Of Grass reached him as a gift in July, 1855, the Dean of American Letters thanked him for "the wonderful gift" and said that he rubbed his eyes a little "to see if the sunbeam was no illusion." Walt Whitman had been unknown to Emerson prior to that occasion. The "sunbeam" that illuminated a great deal of Whitman's poetry was Music. It was one of the major sources of his inspiration. Many of his four hundred poems contain musical terms, names of instruments, and names of composers. He insisted that music was "greater than wealth, greater than buildings, ships, religions, paintings." In his final essay written one year before his death in 1891, he sums up his struggles of thirty years to write Leaves of Grass. The opening paragraph of his self-evaluation "A Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Road," begins with his reminiscences of "the best of songs heard." His concluding comments again return to thoughts about music, saying that "the strongest and sweetest songs remain yet to be sung."

"When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed" and "O Captain! My Captain!" (1866) are two of his more famous poems. A poet who was ardently singing on life and himself, Whitman is today claimed as one of the few truly great American men of letters.



330 Poems written by Walt Whitman

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2. 1861. Comments and analysis of 1861. by Walt Whitman 49 Comments
1. A Boston Ballad, 1854. Comments and analysis of A Boston Ballad, 1854. by Walt Whitman 64 Comments
3. A Broadway Pageant. Comments and analysis of A Broadway Pageant. by Walt Whitman 54 Comments
1. A Carol of Harvest, for 1867 .
41. A Child’s Amaze.
65. A Clear Midnight. Comments and analysis of A Clear Midnight. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
6. A Farm-Picture. Comments and analysis of A Farm-Picture. by Walt Whitman 3 Comments
27. A Glimpse. Comments and analysis of A Glimpse. by Walt Whitman 3 Comments
6. A Hand-Mirror. Comments and analysis of A Hand-Mirror. by Walt Whitman 73 Comments
29. A Leaf for Hand in Hand. Comments and analysis of A Leaf for Hand in Hand. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
14. A March in the Ranks, Hard-prest. Comments and analysis of A March in the Ranks, Hard-prest. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
10. A Noiseless Patient Spider. Comments and analysis of A Noiseless Patient Spider. by Walt Whitman 26 Comments
59. A Paumanok Picture. Comments and analysis of A Paumanok Picture. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
23. A Promise to California.
61. A Riddle Song. Comments and analysis of A Riddle Song. by Walt Whitman 48 Comments
15. A Sight in Camp. Comments and analysis of A Sight in Camp. by Walt Whitman 3 Comments
5. A Song. Comments and analysis of A Song. by Walt Whitman 20 Comments
4. A Woman Waits for Me. Comments and analysis of A Woman Waits for Me. by Walt Whitman 16 Comments
4. Aboard at a Ship’s Helm. Comments and analysis of Aboard at a Ship’s Helm. by Walt Whitman 12 Comments
4. Adieu to a Soldier. Comments and analysis of Adieu to a Soldier. by Walt Whitman 20 Comments
47. After the Sea-Ship. Comments and analysis of After the Sea-Ship. by Walt Whitman 4 Comments
12. Ages and Ages, Returning at Intervals.
11. Ah Poverties, Wincings and Sulky Retreats.
3. All is Truth. Comments and analysis of All is Truth. by Walt Whitman 7 Comments
46. American Feuillage.
36. Among the Multitude. Comments and analysis of Among the Multitude. by Walt Whitman 54 Comments
8. An Army Corps on the March.
45. An Old Man’s Thought of School. Comments and analysis of An Old Man’s Thought of School. by Walt Whitman 35 Comments
1. Apostroph. Comments and analysis of Apostroph. by Walt Whitman 3 Comments
11. Are You the New person, drawn toward Me? Comments and analysis of Are You the New person, drawn toward Me? by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
24. Artilleryman’s Vision, The. Comments and analysis of Artilleryman’s Vision, The. by Walt Whitman 42 Comments
30. As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free. Comments and analysis of As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
14. As Adam, Early in the Morning. Comments and analysis of As Adam, Early in the Morning. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
66. As At Thy Portals Also Death. Comments and analysis of As At Thy Portals Also Death. by Walt Whitman 3 Comments
55. As Consequent, Etc.
3. As I lay with Head in your Lap, Camerado.
2. As I Ponder’d in Silence. Comments and analysis of As I Ponder’d in Silence. by Walt Whitman 65 Comments
1. As I Sat Alone by Blue Ontario’s Shores. Comments and analysis of As I Sat Alone by Blue Ontario’s Shores. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
5. As I Walk These Broad, Majestic Days. Comments and analysis of As I Walk These Broad, Majestic Days. by Walt Whitman 43 Comments
12. As I Watch’d the Ploughman Ploughing.
8. As if a Phantom Caress’d Me. Comments and analysis of As if a Phantom Caress’d Me. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
1. As the Time Draws Nigh. Comments and analysis of As the Time Draws Nigh. by Walt Whitman 13 Comments
17. As Toilsome I Wander’d. Comments and analysis of As Toilsome I Wander’d. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
1. Ashes of Soldiers. Comments and analysis of Ashes of Soldiers. by Walt Whitman 47 Comments
4. Assurances.
8. Base of all Metaphysics, The. Comments and analysis of Base of all Metaphysics, The. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
29. Bathed in War’s Perfume.
3. Beat! Beat! Drums! Comments and analysis of Beat! Beat! Drums! by Walt Whitman 90 Comments
43. Beautiful Women.
3. Beginners. Comments and analysis of Beginners. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
8. Beginning my Studies. Comments and analysis of Beginning my Studies. by Walt Whitman 5 Comments
20. Behavior. Comments and analysis of Behavior. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
16. Behold this Swarthy Face.
10. Bivouac on a Mountain Side. Comments and analysis of Bivouac on a Mountain Side. by Walt Whitman 13 Comments
16. Brother of All, with Generous Hand.
34. By Broad Potomac’s Shore.
11. By the Bivouac’s Fitful Flame. Comments and analysis of By the Bivouac’s Fitful Flame. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
3. Camps of Green. Comments and analysis of Camps of Green. by Walt Whitman 4 Comments
7. Carol of Occupations.
10. Carol of Words.
9. Cavalry Crossing a Ford.
7. Centenarian’s Story, The. Comments and analysis of Centenarian’s Story, The. by Walt Whitman 14 Comments
7. Chanting the Square Deific.
5. City Dead-House, The. Comments and analysis of City Dead-House, The. by Walt Whitman 24 Comments
15. City of Orgies. Comments and analysis of City of Orgies. by Walt Whitman 8 Comments
6. City of Ships. Comments and analysis of City of Ships. by Walt Whitman 48 Comments
12. Come up from the Fields, Father. Comments and analysis of Come up from the Fields, Father. by Walt Whitman 15 Comments
4. Crossing Brooklyn Ferry. Comments and analysis of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry. by Walt Whitman 3 Comments
51. Dalliance of the Eagles, The. Comments and analysis of Dalliance of the Eagles, The. by Walt Whitman 57 Comments
2. Darest Thou Now, O Soul. Comments and analysis of Darest Thou Now, O Soul. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
14. Debris.
33. Delicate Cluster.
16. Despairing Cries.
22. Dirge for Two Veterans. Comments and analysis of Dirge for Two Veterans. by Walt Whitman 4 Comments
19. Dresser, The.
1. Drum-Taps. Comments and analysis of Drum-Taps. by Walt Whitman 3 Comments
31. Earth! my Likeness! Comments and analysis of Earth! my Likeness! by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
38. Eidólons.
2. Elemental Drifts.
35. Ethiopia Saluting the Colors. Comments and analysis of Ethiopia Saluting the Colors. by Walt Whitman 4 Comments
4. Europe, the 72d and 73d years of These States.
10. Excelsior.
1. Faces. Comments and analysis of Faces. by Walt Whitman 3 Comments
11. Facing West from California’s Shores. Comments and analysis of Facing West from California’s Shores. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
33. Fast Anchor’d, Eternal, O Love.
6. For Him I Sing. Comments and analysis of For Him I Sing. by Walt Whitman 8 Comments
3. France, the 18th year of These States.
62. From Far Dakota’s Cañons.
36. From My Last Years.
4. From Paumanok Starting.
2. From Pent-up Aching Rivers.
39. Full of Life, Now. Comments and analysis of Full of Life, Now. by Walt Whitman 49 Comments
7. Germs. Comments and analysis of Germs. by Walt Whitman 38 Comments
21. Give me the Splendid, Silent Sun. Comments and analysis of Give me the Splendid, Silent Sun. by Walt Whitman 19 Comments
53. Gliding Over All.
25. Gods. Comments and analysis of Gods. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
24. Great are the Myths. Comments and analysis of Great are the Myths. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
54. Hast Never Come to Thee an Hour.
24. Here the Frailest Leaves of Me. Comments and analysis of Here the Frailest Leaves of Me. by Walt Whitman 47 Comments
9. Here, Sailor. Comments and analysis of Here, Sailor. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
8. Hours Continuing Long.
30. How Solemn as One by One. Comments and analysis of How Solemn as One by One. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
3. Hush’d be the Camps To-day. Comments and analysis of Hush’d be the Camps To-day. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
16. I am He that Aches with Love. Comments and analysis of I am He that Aches with Love. by Walt Whitman 4 Comments
32. I Dream’d in a Dream. Comments and analysis of I Dream’d in a Dream. by Walt Whitman 4 Comments
4. I Hear America Singing. Comments and analysis of I Hear America Singing. by Walt Whitman 137 Comments
20. I hear it was Charged against Me.
15. I Heard You, Solemn-sweet Pipes of the Organ.
17. I saw in Louisiana a Live Oak Growing. Comments and analysis of I saw in Louisiana a Live Oak Growing. by Walt Whitman 79 Comments
25. I saw Old General at Bay. Comments and analysis of I saw Old General at Bay. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
3. I Sing the Body Electric. Comments and analysis of I Sing the Body Electric. by Walt Whitman 9 Comments
1. I Sit and Look Out. Comments and analysis of I Sit and Look Out. by Walt Whitman 116 Comments
21. I Thought I was not Alone. Comments and analysis of I Thought I was not Alone. by Walt Whitman 30 Comments
5. I was Looking a Long While.
19. I will Take an Egg Out of the Robin’s Nest. Comments and analysis of I will Take an Egg Out of the Robin’s Nest. by Walt Whitman 15 Comments
3. In Cabin’d Ships at Sea. Comments and analysis of In Cabin’d Ships at Sea. by Walt Whitman 48 Comments
37. In Former Songs. Comments and analysis of In Former Songs. by Walt Whitman 3 Comments
2. In Midnight Sleep. Comments and analysis of In Midnight Sleep. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
1. In Paths Untrodden.
5. In the New Garden in all the Parts.
2. Indications, The.
22. Inscription.
56. Italian Music in Dakota. Comments and analysis of Italian Music in Dakota. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
8. Joy, Shipmate, Joy! Comments and analysis of Joy, Shipmate, Joy! by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
12. Kosmos.
11. Last Invocation, The. Comments and analysis of Last Invocation, The. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
15. Laws for Creations. Comments and analysis of Laws for Creations. by Walt Whitman 45 Comments
31. Lessons.
36. Lo! Victress on the Peaks.
20. Locations and Times.
7. Long I Thought that Knowledge. Comments and analysis of Long I Thought that Knowledge. by Walt Whitman 31 Comments
20. Long, too Long, O Land! Comments and analysis of Long, too Long, O Land! by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
2. Longings for Home. Comments and analysis of Longings for Home. by Walt Whitman 6 Comments
27. Look Down, Fair Moon.
2. Manhattan Streets I Saunter’d, Pondering. Comments and analysis of Manhattan Streets I Saunter’d, Pondering. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
3. Mannahatta.
2. Me Imperturbe.
11. Mediums.
8. Miracles. Comments and analysis of Miracles. by Walt Whitman 12 Comments
44. Mother and Babe. Comments and analysis of Mother and Babe. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
57. My Picture-Gallery. Comments and analysis of My Picture-Gallery. by Walt Whitman 6 Comments
6. Myself and Mine.
31. Mystic Trumpeter, The. Comments and analysis of Mystic Trumpeter, The. by Walt Whitman 3 Comments
9. Native Moments. Comments and analysis of Native Moments. by Walt Whitman 6 Comments
17. Night on The Prairies.
28. No Labor-Saving Machine. Comments and analysis of No Labor-Saving Machine. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
13. Not Heat Flames up and Consumes.
6. Not Heaving from My Ribb’d Breast Only.
23. Not My Enemies Ever Invade Me.
16. Not the Pilot. Comments and analysis of Not the Pilot. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
31. Not Youth Pertains to Me.
1. Now Finale to the Shore.
1. Now List to my Morning’s Romanza. Comments and analysis of Now List to my Morning’s Romanza. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
3. O Bitter Sprig! Confession Sprig!
2. O Captain! My Captain! Comments and analysis of O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman 204 Comments
13. O Hymen! O Hymenee!
10. O Living Always—Always Dying. Comments and analysis of O Living Always—Always Dying. by Walt Whitman 53 Comments
1. O Me! O Life! Comments and analysis of O Me! O Life! by Walt Whitman 110 Comments
32. O Star of France.
2. O Sun of Real Peace. Comments and analysis of O Sun of Real Peace. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
26. O Tan-faced Prairie Boy.
38. O You Whom I Often and Silently Come. Comments and analysis of O You Whom I Often and Silently Come. by Walt Whitman 28 Comments
3. Of Him I Love Day and Night. Comments and analysis of Of Him I Love Day and Night. by Walt Whitman 43 Comments
7. Of the Terrible Doubt of Appearances. Comments and analysis of Of the Terrible Doubt of Appearances. by Walt Whitman 44 Comments
12. Of the Visage of Things. Comments and analysis of Of the Visage of Things. by Walt Whitman 7 Comments
22. Offerings.
4. Old Ireland. Comments and analysis of Old Ireland. by Walt Whitman 53 Comments
18. On Journeys Through The States. Comments and analysis of On Journeys Through The States. by Walt Whitman 16 Comments
7. On the Beach at Night, Alone. Comments and analysis of On the Beach at Night, Alone. by Walt Whitman 7 Comments
5. On the Beach at Night. Comments and analysis of On the Beach at Night. by Walt Whitman 94 Comments
10. Once I Pass'd Through a Populous City. Comments and analysis of Once I Pass'd Through a Populous City. by Walt Whitman 15 Comments
6. One Hour to Madness and Joy. Comments and analysis of One Hour to Madness and Joy. by Walt Whitman 3 Comments
28. One Song, America, Before I Go.
17. One Sweeps By. Comments and analysis of One Sweeps By. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
1. One’s-Self I Sing. Comments and analysis of One’s-Self I Sing. by Walt Whitman 129 Comments
35. Or from that Sea of Time.
15. Others may Praise what They Like.
41. Out from Behind this Mask. Comments and analysis of Out from Behind this Mask. by Walt Whitman 20 Comments
1. Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking. Comments and analysis of Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking. by Walt Whitman 56 Comments
8. Out of the Rolling Ocean, the Crowd. Comments and analysis of Out of the Rolling Ocean, the Crowd. by Walt Whitman 59 Comments
23. Over the Carnage.
43. Ox Tamer, The. Comments and analysis of Ox Tamer, The. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
8. Passage to India. Comments and analysis of Passage to India. by Walt Whitman 3 Comments
50. Patroling Barnegat. Comments and analysis of Patroling Barnegat. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
13. Pensive and Faltering. Comments and analysis of Pensive and Faltering. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
5. Pensive on Her Dead Gazing, I Heard the Mother of All.
18. Perfections. Comments and analysis of Perfections. by Walt Whitman 3 Comments
2. Pioneers! O Pioneers! Comments and analysis of Pioneers! O Pioneers! by Walt Whitman 40 Comments
5. Poem of Joys. Comments and analysis of Poem of Joys. by Walt Whitman 11 Comments
25. Poem of Remembrance for a Girl or a Boy.
3. Poets to Come. Comments and analysis of Poets to Come. by Walt Whitman 5 Comments
5. Portals.
58. Prairie States, The. Comments and analysis of Prairie States, The. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
21. Prairie-Grass Dividing, The.
39. Prayer of Columbus.
10. Primeval my Love for the Woman I Love.
11. Proud Music of The Storm. Comments and analysis of Proud Music of The Storm. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
6. Quicksand Years. Comments and analysis of Quicksand Years. by Walt Whitman 57 Comments
7. Race of Veterans. Comments and analysis of Race of Veterans. by Walt Whitman 4 Comments
28. Reconciliation.
9. Recorders Ages Hence. Comments and analysis of Recorders Ages Hence. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
27. Respondez!
5. Rise, O Days. Comments and analysis of Rise, O Days. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
52. Roaming in Thought.
12. Roots and Leaves Themselves Alone. Comments and analysis of Roots and Leaves Themselves Alone. by Walt Whitman 40 Comments
42. Runner, The.
40. Salut au Monde. Comments and analysis of Salut au Monde. by Walt Whitman 30 Comments
19. Savantism.
13. Says.
2. Scented Herbage of My Breast. Comments and analysis of Scented Herbage of My Breast. by Walt Whitman 13 Comments
11. Ship Starting, The. Comments and analysis of Ship Starting, The. by Walt Whitman 58 Comments
2. Shut Not Your Doors, &c. Comments and analysis of Shut Not Your Doors, &c. by Walt Whitman 11 Comments
34. Sing of the Banner at Day-Break. Comments and analysis of Sing of the Banner at Day-Break. by Walt Whitman 10 Comments
2. Singer in the Prison, The.
9. Sleepers, The. Comments and analysis of Sleepers, The. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
4. So Far and So Far, and on Toward the End.
7. So Long. Comments and analysis of So Long. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
67. Sobbing of The Bells, The. Comments and analysis of Sobbing of The Bells, The. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
28. Solid, Ironical, Rolling Orb.
34. Sometimes with One I Love. Comments and analysis of Sometimes with One I Love. by Walt Whitman 7 Comments
4. Song at Sunset. Comments and analysis of Song at Sunset. by Walt Whitman 49 Comments
37. Song for All Seas, All Ships.
47. Song of the Broad-Axe. Comments and analysis of Song of the Broad-Axe. by Walt Whitman 42 Comments
27. Song of the Exposition. Comments and analysis of Song of the Exposition. by Walt Whitman 36 Comments
48. Song of the Open Road. Comments and analysis of Song of the Open Road. by Walt Whitman 35 Comments
35. Song of the Redwood-Tree. Comments and analysis of Song of the Redwood-Tree. by Walt Whitman 53 Comments
36. Song of the Universal. Comments and analysis of Song of the Universal. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
29. Souvenirs of Democracy.
40. Spain 1873–’74.
9. Sparkles from The Wheel.
64. Spirit That Form’d This Scene.
29. Spirit whose Work is Done. Comments and analysis of Spirit whose Work is Done. by Walt Whitman 19 Comments
5. Spontaneous Me. Comments and analysis of Spontaneous Me. by Walt Whitman 35 Comments
10. Starting from Paumanok. Comments and analysis of Starting from Paumanok. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
6. States!
1. Still, though the One I Sing. Comments and analysis of Still, though the One I Sing. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
3. Tears. Comments and analysis of Tears. by Walt Whitman 69 Comments
23. Tests.
7. That Music Always Round Me. Comments and analysis of That Music Always Round Me. by Walt Whitman 13 Comments
35. That Shadow, my Likeness. Comments and analysis of That Shadow, my Likeness. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
1. There was a Child went Forth. Comments and analysis of There was a Child went Forth. by Walt Whitman 14 Comments
6. These Carols.
4. These, I, Singing in Spring. Comments and analysis of These, I, Singing in Spring. by Walt Whitman 33 Comments
38. Thick-Sprinkled Bunting. Comments and analysis of Thick-Sprinkled Bunting. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
26. Think of the Soul.
1. This Compost. Comments and analysis of This Compost. by Walt Whitman 46 Comments
32. This Day, O Soul.
4. This Dust was Once the Man. Comments and analysis of This Dust was Once the Man. by Walt Whitman 4 Comments
19. This Moment, Yearning and Thoughtful.
60. Thou Orb Aloft Full-Dazzling. Comments and analysis of Thou Orb Aloft Full-Dazzling. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
48. Thou Reader. Comments and analysis of Thou Reader. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
45. Thought.
4. Thought. Comments and analysis of Thought. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
9. Thought.
5. Thought.
21. Thought. Comments and analysis of Thought. by Walt Whitman 4 Comments
3. Thought.
30. Thought. Comments and analysis of Thought. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
8. Thoughts. Comments and analysis of Thoughts. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
2. Thoughts. Comments and analysis of Thoughts. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
3. Thoughts. Comments and analysis of Thoughts. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
6. To a Certain Cantatrice. Comments and analysis of To a Certain Cantatrice. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
4. To a Certain Civilian.
4. To a Common Prostitute. Comments and analysis of To a Common Prostitute. by Walt Whitman 9 Comments
2. To a foil’d European Revolutionaire. Comments and analysis of To a foil’d European Revolutionaire. by Walt Whitman 8 Comments
5. To a Historian. Comments and analysis of To a Historian. by Walt Whitman 12 Comments
42. To a Locomotive in Winter. Comments and analysis of To a Locomotive in Winter. by Walt Whitman 10 Comments
6. To a President.
13. To a Pupil. Comments and analysis of To a Pupil. by Walt Whitman 4 Comments
18. To a Stranger. Comments and analysis of To a Stranger. by Walt Whitman 17 Comments
37. To a Western Boy. Comments and analysis of To a Western Boy. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
4. To Foreign Lands. Comments and analysis of To Foreign Lands. by Walt Whitman 6 Comments
17. To Him that was Crucified.
7. To Old Age. Comments and analysis of To Old Age. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
26. To One Shortly to Die. Comments and analysis of To One Shortly to Die. by Walt Whitman 16 Comments
5. To Oratists. Comments and analysis of To Oratists. by Walt Whitman 16 Comments
6. To Rich Givers. Comments and analysis of To Rich Givers. by Walt Whitman 3 Comments
30. To the East and to the West.
1. To the Garden the World. Comments and analysis of To the Garden the World. by Walt Whitman 4 Comments
32. To the Leaven’d Soil They Trod. Comments and analysis of To the Leaven’d Soil They Trod. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
49. To the Man-of-War-Bird.
33. To the Reader at Parting.
7. To The States. Comments and analysis of To The States. by Walt Whitman 3 Comments
9. To Thee, Old Cause! Comments and analysis of To Thee, Old Cause! by Walt Whitman 14 Comments
6. To Think of Time.
13. To You. Comments and analysis of To You. by Walt Whitman 148 Comments
1. To You. Comments and analysis of To You. by Walt Whitman 27 Comments
11. To You. Comments and analysis of To You. by Walt Whitman 26 Comments
24. Torch, The.
14. Trickle, Drops. Comments and analysis of Trickle, Drops. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
3. Turn, O Libertad.
34. Two Rivulets. Comments and analysis of Two Rivulets. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
12. Unfolded Out of the Folds. Comments and analysis of Unfolded Out of the Folds. by Walt Whitman 6 Comments
2. Unnamed Lands. Comments and analysis of Unnamed Lands. by Walt Whitman 8 Comments
4. Untold Want, The.
13. Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field. Comments and analysis of Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field. by Walt Whitman 33 Comments
33. Virginia—The West.
16. Visor’d. Comments and analysis of Visor’d. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
4. Voices. Comments and analysis of Voices. by Walt Whitman 40 Comments
5. Walt Whitman’s Caution. Comments and analysis of Walt Whitman’s Caution. by Walt Whitman 6 Comments
14. Walt Whitman. Comments and analysis of Walt Whitman. by Walt Whitman 24 Comments
44. Wandering at Morn.
3. Warble for Lilac-Time. Comments and analysis of Warble for Lilac-Time. by Walt Whitman 3 Comments
22. We Two Boys Together Clinging. Comments and analysis of We Two Boys Together Clinging. by Walt Whitman 13 Comments
7. We Two—How Long We were Fool’d. Comments and analysis of We Two—How Long We were Fool’d. by Walt Whitman 4 Comments
6. Weave in, Weave in, My Hardy Life.
14. What am I, After All? Comments and analysis of What am I, After All? by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
63. What Best I See In Thee. Comments and analysis of What Best I See In Thee. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
15. What General has a Good Army. Comments and analysis of What General has a Good Army. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
7. What Place is Besieged?
26. What think You I take my Pen in Hand? Comments and analysis of What think You I take my Pen in Hand? by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
18. What Weeping Face.
10. When I heard at the Close of the Day. Comments and analysis of When I heard at the Close of the Day. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
5. When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer. Comments and analysis of When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer. by Walt Whitman 81 Comments
25. When I peruse the Conquer’d Fame.
7. When I read the Book. Comments and analysis of When I read the Book. by Walt Whitman 24 Comments
1. When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloom’d. Comments and analysis of When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloom’d. by Walt Whitman 46 Comments
1. Whispers of Heavenly Death. Comments and analysis of Whispers of Heavenly Death. by Walt Whitman 10 Comments
9. Who is now Reading This?
4. Who Learns My Lesson Complete?
3. Whoever You are, Holding Me now in Hand. Comments and analysis of Whoever You are, Holding Me now in Hand. by Walt Whitman 1 Comment
46. With All Thy Gifts. Comments and analysis of With All Thy Gifts. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
5. With Antecedents. Comments and analysis of With Antecedents. by Walt Whitman 11 Comments
6. World Below the Brine, The. Comments and analysis of World Below the Brine, The. by Walt Whitman 40 Comments
37. World, Take Good Notice. Comments and analysis of World, Take Good Notice. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
2. Year of Meteors, 1859 ’60.
18. Year that Trembled.
2. Years of the Modern. Comments and analysis of Years of the Modern. by Walt Whitman 2 Comments
5. Yet, Yet, Ye Downcast Hours. Comments and analysis of Yet, Yet, Ye Downcast Hours. by Walt Whitman 3 Comments
3. You Felons on Trial in Courts. Comments and analysis of You Felons on Trial in Courts. by Walt Whitman 16 Comments


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