Whitman’s Americanism is very evident since he as a man and a poet, understood his position of being an American and a citizen as well.
Through his writing, he ran the risk of having his people misunderstand him especially the sectarians of all the sects, through his pursuit for purisms (Folsom and Wilson 141).
Hughes claimed that his writings were influenced by Paul Lawrence Dunbar, W. Walt Whitman and Cady Stanton The Walt Whitman assertion “the United s themselves are essentially the greatest poem” paints the picture of American society. The poet’s work is also a significant representation of the poet personality.
The society is a mix of races, poor and rich, teeming states of states, with varied democratic values, yet one nation (Whitman 1). Walt Whitman is an American poet who lived and shone at the time when American nationalism and patriotism was at stakes in each and every American.
Langston Hughes and Walt Whitman James Langston Hughes is an African-American poet, novelist and playwright who was born in Missouri on February 1, 1902. We see the author travelling and he is not travelling alone, but together with the reader. His works have long been the staple readings at English classes that range within all levels of education.
His parents divorced when he was still a small child and he was left to the care of his relatives. Thus, the American Dream while complicated by people belonging to different ideologies and schools of thoughts has been explained as a very simple matter by Whitman by using symbols not unique to an individual rather being relevant to the entire human race in general. The poem is composed of sections and each of them has its own meaning and special idea a poet wants to share with us. The bearded man often seen in pictures accompanying his poems has been a common sight.
She thus scrutinized religion that existed and considered it irrelevant and out of date.
All the activities that occurred in American during her time were encounters without a base.
For instance, brotherhood is an aspect that had been condemned through despotic paternalism by initiating revolutionary and poetic power, which did not exist for a long time (Folsom and Wilson 136).
Since Whitman lived specifically inauspicious for democracy in the entire state, the two presidential candidates of the year 1856 from his perspective were mere dwarfs in politics as compared to Emerson.