Lessons for Walt Whitman

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  • Our Fourth Annual New York Times Found Poetry Student Contest - … to 25 when you enter. I chose the announcement of Walt Whitman's death from March 27, 1982. To start with I … that I really liked. I wanted the poem to reflect Whitman's own ideas about death. He wrote often about dying … ' was influenced by visits to hospitals and seeing cholera victims. Whitman wrote of death as a divine mystery rather than focusing … of his poems and several articles from the Encyclopedia of Walt Whitman before I started forming the poem so I knew what …
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  • Place In The World - … the students read Walt Whitman’s “There Was a Child Went Forth” and think about the following questions: What does Whitman mean by … on seeing something. Suggest that they try to experience what Whitman describes in the poem – try to open their minds to … ” by Annie Dillard “There Was a Child Went Forth” by Walt Whitman “Where I Lived, and What I Lived For” by Henry …
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  • Poetry of the City - … 2 class periods _ Overview Among the great American poets, Walt Whitman broke new ground with his lyrical commentary on New York … citizens. Rather than hew to convention and European poetic traditions, Whitman offered a free verse that captured the rhythms and rituals … our imaginations run free. Nothing is too ordinary for poetry. Whitman found inspiration on ferries and at construction sites. He made …
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  • Reaching Across Time: Scaffolded Engagements With a 19th-Century Text - … Ferry" by Walt Whitman. Ask students to think about the quote from Whitman about reaching across time and note that Whitman wrote these words … the time that Seneca Village was destroyed. Ask them what Whitman's words mean in the context of the work they … ). Encourage them to also use relevant quotes from the story, Whitman, websites, their blog advice, as well as texts from their …
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  • Whitman's Echoes in the Inaugural Poem "Praise Song for the Day" by Elizabeth Alexander - … Hear America Singing" by Walt Whitman appeared in the first edition of Leaves of Grass. In this poem, Whitman rhythmically celebrated common citizens … Obama gave his first inaugural address to the nation - echoing Whitman's poetic style. For that inaugural ceremony, poet Elizabeth Alexander … Day," that also echoes Whitman. Despite the different time periods and differences in issues facing our country, Whitman's poetic style continues …
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  • Rhythm, Verse and Rhyme: - … Age: Nine through adult Topic: Poetry "catalog verse" Web Sites: Walt Whitman http://www.poets.org/LIT/poem/wwhitm02.htm http://www … and the Bible. Many poets have employed lists extensively including Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsberg and Pamela Little. Warm-up activities: 1. Reading …
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  • Cosmic Rhythm - … spheres") contribute to the rhythmic effect of this poem by Walt Whitman: A NOISELESS, patient spider, I mark'd, where, on a … of Dr. Seuss or the stirring free verse rhythms of Walt Whitman. You could first try closely imitating the poet's meter …
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  • Found Poem Favorite | 'Free Flight Into the Wordless' - An image of The New York Times obituary for poet Walt Whitman, which inspired this poem. Go to related obituary > This poem … created this poem from the 1892 Times obituary of poet Walt Whitman. Check back every day through May 25 to see the …
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  • Territorial Expansion - … metaphorical). o In the style of Ralph Waldo Emerson or Walt Whitman (in Leaves of Grass), write a poem that reflects your … . P. Jacocks 58.2.84 Eakins?, Thomas American, 1844-1916 Walt Whitman gelatin silver print Transferred from the library collection 58.13 …
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  • American Renaissance - … short story author), Mark Twain (humorist, writer, and lecturer), and Walt Whitman (poet). 4. Divide the class into pairs and give each … short story author), Mark Twain (humorist, writer, and lecturer), and Walt Whitman (poet). Divide the class into pairs and give each pair …
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