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Drum Taps

By: Walt Whitman
Published By: Double9 Books
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Drum-Taps, is a collection of poetry written by American poet Walt Whitman during the American Civil War, published in 1865. Eighteen more poems were added later in the year to make Sequel to Drum-Taps. In the first group of poems, Whitman shows both eagerness and doubts in regard to the close conflict. These poems also reveal Whitman's trust that this war is a good thing for American ideals. It is the complete Civil War poem collection, including the celebrated, "Oh, Captain, My Captain!" and expanded with Whitman's essays from the period on subjects such as Secession, Abraham Lincoln, working in the Civil War hospitals, and the murder of the president. Whitman begins in a glorious mode. These victorious poems seem to reflect an excitement in the nation as a whole that evil would be defeat by good. Drum-Taps perhaps comes closest to naming the concern that Whitman feels for his country and for his society. It included poems that bother witness to the violence of war with a sense of closeness and fear. The mood of the poetry moves for enthusiasm at the falling-in and equipping of the young soldiers at the beginning of the war to the disturbed recognition of the war's true importance.

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Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman was an American poet, born on 31 May 1819 in West Hills on Long Island. His parents were Walter Whitman and Louisa Van Velsor. His father owned a large farmland which was sold out earlier his birth, so his childhood was in sufferings. At the 11 years of age, he left formal schooling. He did several jobs, as a printer, journalist, teacher and a government clerk. In his poems he expressed over freedom, individuality, sensuality, divinity and nature. Leaves of Grass was Whitman's most well-known work, first published in 1855 by Whitman himself, initially it was composition of 12 poems. His few significant poems were-'Song of Myself' and 'I Sing the Body Electric' O Captain! My Captain!. He focused on humanism, rationalism and democratic thoughts. He emphasized on gains as well loss also. Due to his incredible writing he is popularly called as 'father of free verse' and 'bard of democracy'. He was died on 26 March 1892. His notable works-Franklin Evans, The Half Breed, Life and Adventures of Jack Engle, Drum- Taps, Leaves of Grass, etc.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 69 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9356562547
  • ISBN-13: 9789356562547
  • Item Weight: 82.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 4.3 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Literary Criticism / Poetry, Poetry / American / General, Poetry / American / General