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Whitman's Leaves of Grass

Whitman's Leaves of Grass by V. A. Shahane
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Initially a public failure, Walt Whitman was actually an innovator of American poetry, and Leaves of Grass is his life work. From solemnity to joy, Whitman explores the United States in all its greatness and smallness and invented a new type of poetry along the way.

With expert commentaries and critical analyses, CliffsNotes on Leaves of Grass helps you explore the most significant poems from Whitman's final edition of Leaves of Grass. You'll also gain insight into the form, style, and symbolism he used to express and celebrate his own self, America, and life's mysteries. Other features that help you study include

  • Life and times of the poet, including a chronology of major events
  • Critical essays on themes, Whitman's achievement
  • A review section that tests your knowledge
  • Interactive quiz to test your knowledge

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Wiley; November 1972
73 pages; ISBN 9780764521737
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Title: Whitman's Leaves of Grass
Author: V. A. Shahane