Discussion: Walt Whitman Poetry
Do an online search on the life of Walt Whitman—where and when he was living, the politics of the time, the social climate, his circle of friends, family, and colleagues, etc. With this in mind, read “To a Stranger,” “This Moment Yearning and Thoughtful,” “I Hear it was Charged Against Me,” and “We Two Boys Together Clinging.”
In 500 words share some of what you learned about Whitman, his “world,” and if it echoed in his poetry. Be sure to include specific details from the poetry to support your points of view.