Lecture 014 - Walt Whitman

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November 2, 2011: whitman compiles an encyclopedia of symbols, all inclusive, everything equal to everything else. One of the common people projecting this image as his poetic voice: mother was a quaker. Finding the light or voice of god within one"s self, without any symbolism, decoration, or mediation or hierarchy of church, etc. Quaker mentality is far beyond their numbers. * whitman had no formal education; worked as a journalist, printer, and vicarious reader. * before becoming walt whitman, published a short temperance novel, insisting of the sound mind in the sound body. * relation of body and mind is highly significant to whitman. * i am of the poet of the body, and i am the poet of the soul . * critics don"t want to touch this to late 1900s! * different from anything the english were familiar with no meter, no rhyme, completely free verse.

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