Civil War Poetry and Prose

Civil War Poetry and Prose

Walt Whitman Candace Ward / Sep 15, 2019

Civil War Poetry and Prose Walt Whitman experienced the agonies of the Civil War firsthand working in his forties as a dedicated volunteer throughout the conflict in Washington s overcrowded understaffed military hospitals

  • Title: Civil War Poetry and Prose
  • Author: Walt Whitman Candace Ward
  • ISBN: 9780486285078
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Paperback
  • Walt Whitman experienced the agonies of the Civil War firsthand, working, in his forties, as a dedicated volunteer throughout the conflict in Washington s overcrowded, understaffed military hospitals This superb selection of his poems, letters, and prose from the war years, filled with the sights and sounds of war and its ugly aftermath, express a vast and powerful rangeWalt Whitman experienced the agonies of the Civil War firsthand, working, in his forties, as a dedicated volunteer throughout the conflict in Washington s overcrowded, understaffed military hospitals This superb selection of his poems, letters, and prose from the war years, filled with the sights and sounds of war and its ugly aftermath, express a vast and powerful range of emotions.Among the poems include here, first published in Drum Taps 1865 and Sequel to Drum Taps 1866 , are a number of Whitman s most famous works O Captain My Captain The Wound Dresser, When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom d, and Come Up from the Fields, Father The letters and prose selections, including Whitman s musings on the publication of his works, on the wounded men he tended, and his impressions of Lincoln traveling about the city of Washington, offer keen insights into an extraordinary era in American history.

    Civil War Primary Documents teacheroz Civil War Primary Documents, Personal Diaries, Journals, Letters, Cartoons, Art, Images, Poetry, Literature, Music Updated June, JUMP TO American Civil War The American Civil War also known by other names was a war fought in the United States from to , between the North and the South The Civil War is the most studied and written about episode in U.S history Primarily as a result of the long standing controversy over the enslavement of black people, war broke out in April when secessionist forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Civil War explore Easier In the United States, the Civil War was between the Confederacy, or southern states, and the Union, or northern states.The U.S Civil War, also called the War between the States, lasted from to Harder The U S Civil War is also known as the War Between the States and the War of Spanish Civil War The Spanish Civil War Spanish Guerra Civil Espaola took place from to Republicans loyal to the left leaning Second Spanish Republic, in alliance with the Anarchists and Communists, fought against the Nationalists, a Falangist, Carlist, Catholic, and largely aristocratic group led by General Francisco Franco.The war was known as a struggle between democracy and fascism Spanish Civil War Definition, Causes, Summary, Facts Spanish Civil War, , military revolt against the Republican government of Spain, supported by conservative elements within the country When an initial military coup failed to win control of the entire country, a bloody civil war ensued, fought with great ferocity on both sides The Nationalists, as the rebels were called, received aid from Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany. The Civil War HistoryNet Civil War Summary The American Civil War, , resulted from long standing sectional differences and questions not fully resolved when the United States Constitution was ratified in , primarily the issue of slavery and states rights With the defeat of the Southern Confederacy and the Songs of the Confederacy Poetry and Music of the War MUSIC Thanks to Dean Fowler of ReWEP Associates for permission to use his Southern Patriotic Medley Music of the War Between the States Civil War Lesson Plan Small Planet Communications, Inc. The Civil War era is one of the most critical and fascinating in our nation s history The many books about this period written for young audiences provide a rich context in which to learn about the Civil War itself and to explore basic issues about the nature of human life and society. The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, Open There will be two required papers of pages each Choices of topics and readings will be provided in each of two broad categories or sections of the course antebellum society and Civil War causation and, the military, political, and social meanings of the Civil War itself. Civil War History The Kent State University Press About Civil War History is in its seventh decade as the leading scholarly journal of the middle period covering the entire scope of the American Civil War era, from the genesis of the sectional crisis through Reconstruction and beyond, highlighting the ramifications of warfare on society Its topics include slavery and abolition, antebellum and Reconstruction politics, diplomacy

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        Walter Whitman was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist He was a part of the transition between Transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse.Born on Long Island, Whitman worked as a journalist, a teacher, a government clerk, and a volunteer nurse during the American Civil War in addition to publishing his poetry Early in his career, he also produced a temperance novel, Franklin Evans 1842.After working as clerk, teacher, journalist and laborer, Whitman wrote his masterpiece, Leaves of Grass, pioneering free verse poetry in a humanistic celebration of humanity, in 1855 Emerson, whom Whitman revered, said of Leaves of Grass that it held incomparable things incomparably said During the Civil War, Whitman worked as an army nurse, later writing Drum Taps 1865 and Memoranda During the War 1867 His health compromised by the experience, he was given work at the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C After a stroke in 1873, which left him partially paralyzed, Whitman lived his next 20 years with his brother, writing mainly prose, such as Democratic Vistas 1870 Leaves of Grass was published in nine editions, with Whitman elaborating on it in each successive edition In 1881, the book had the compliment of being banned by the commonwealth of Massachusetts on charges of immorality A good friend of Robert Ingersoll, Whitman was at most a Deist who scorned religion D 1892.More whitmanarchive philosopedia indexp Walpoets poetp prmPID 126poetryfoundation bio wenpedia wiki Walt_Whipoemhunter walt whitman


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    1. Whitman experienced the Civil War in several ways, including serving as a volunteer hospital aide in Washington, touring battlefields, and searching for his brother, George, reported to be wounded in action. The impact of the war on the author was profound, and this collection of writings illustrates the horror, loneliness, and anguish of warfare as seen through the eyes of one of our greatest poets.


    2. Whitman's poetry style is not a favorite of mine, but you can not discount his passion. And, even if poetry's not your bag and you're not a Whitman fan, I bet you can't read the tribute poems to Abraham Lincoln without a hankie in your hand. But, aside from the Civil War poetry here, the second section of this little book is comprised of Whitman's journal entries and letters he wrote during the war. These are first-hand accounts of the war, stories from the make-shift hospitals and the recountin [...]


    3. A stark contrast to the Whitman of "Song of myself"; here he is sad, pensive and rather weary of life. The war has touched him deeply; but I venture to say that his poetic ability has not suffered. His work here can very easily rank among his best.


    4. Poems from soldiers, families and civilians affected by war. Very moving and emotional that allows you to gain insight on Civil War


    5. I haven't gotten through this cover to cover, but have sampled quite a bit. I've also listened to song adaptations of several of these poems.As one professor portrayed to me in college, Walt Whitman came out of the Civil War a changed man. As one of the great eye-witnesses of the event, Whitman was moved him to write poems both stirring and haunting to commemorate the war and its victims. If you’ve only read “O Captain! My Captain!”, I recommend exploring further. Some of it strikes me as [...]


    6. Although it contained graphic descriptions of the battlefield, wounds, and so on-- I found this book much more enjoyable to read than Bierce's. It felt much more real. This was partly due to the fact that it was written partially in a journal format (which is one of my favorite formats to read). His words are heartfelt, honest, and blunt.




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