- What five adjectives would you use to describe Whitman’s style, poetic technique, and/or worldview?
- What are three philosophical, theoretical, cultural, or political concepts that Whitman seems to admire or endorse? (e.g. “fraternity”)
- Copy and paste or type out two to four lines of Whitman’s poetry below. Add a few annotations to them, making note of techniques, themes, or arguments. (e.g. “This image recurs several times in the poem,” or “This line speaks to a larger theme about knowledge versus experience”).
- Formulate a sentence that ties Whitman’s poetic praxis to the conceptual arguments he makes or to the worldview he develops (e.g. “Through his persistent use of ____________, Whitman poetically suggests that _______________________________,” or “Whitman deploys _________________ with the effect of __________________”).
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