Reverberating Reflections of Whitman: A Dark Romantic Revealed

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Walt Whitman has long been celebrated as a Romantic writer who celebrates the self, reveres Nature, claims unity in all things, and sings praises to humanity. However, some of what Whitman has to say has been overlooked. Whitman often questioned the goodness of humanity. He recognized evil in various shapes. He pondered death and the imperturbability of Nature to human death. He exhibited nightmarish imagery in some of his works and gory violence in others. While Whitman has long been called a celebratory poet, he is nevertheless also in part a writer of the Dark Romantic.

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Lundy, Lisa Kirkpatrick August 1999.

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Walt Whitman has long been celebrated as a Romantic writer who celebrates the self, reveres Nature, claims unity in all things, and sings praises to humanity. However, some of what Whitman has to say has been overlooked. Whitman often questioned the goodness of humanity. He recognized evil in various shapes. He pondered death and the imperturbability of Nature to human death. He exhibited nightmarish imagery in some of his works and gory violence in others. While Whitman has long been called a celebratory poet, he is nevertheless also in part a writer of the Dark Romantic.

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Lundy, Lisa Kirkpatrick. Reverberating Reflections of Whitman: A Dark Romantic Revealed, dissertation, August 1999; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279061/: accessed July 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .