One of the giants of American poetry, Walt Whitman brought forth a the new, broad land of American into literary form, creating a masterpiece in the process. Divided into short segments, Leaves of Grass examines the transition from agrarian to urban life, the American identity and love of democracy, and the Transcendentalism of the 1830s and 1840s, presenting us with a picture of American's unique charms and the begininnings of modern literature in the United States.
This enriched classic edition includes even more background information to help you get the most out of your reading, including:
A background introduction
Timeline of significant events
Outline of key themes and plot points
Critical analysis and modern perspectives
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