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I had learned of Whitman in a previous class, but it was still interesting that he had inspiration from Homer, Dante, the Bible, and Shakespeare, as well as being the "Father of Freeverse." You did a nice job of illustrating his major contributions to writing. I might have like a little more info about his personal life though. Since I've already looked at his works before, I probably won't go looking for his works in the summer.
Excellent information, very inclusive! I never realized that he might have been gay or bisexual or that his work was so controversial. I also liked the selection you gave us to read.
I learned so much during this presentation. I never knew how smart he was. I didn't know that he was the editor for so many different magazines. I think that he did some amazing work for those people that were apart of the civil war. It's sad that some people had a problem with his work just because of the simple fact that he might have been gay. He will be somebody I read over the summer. Good Job!
I thought your presentation was really informational and I learned a lot. I think it's great that he was such a caring person and was always giving away gifts and money. It's also pretty cool that he became a teacher at the age of 17. I would definitely like to check out some of his work.
I didn't know there was so much controversy over his work. I have heard of him, but I haven't really read much of his work. I found it really interesting that he was self-taught, yet accomplished so much. I like how he cared so much about humanity and giving back to others, even though it hurt him financially. I thought this presentation was very well done! :)
I thought Walt Whitman was one of my favorites that we talked about! I found it really interesting that he was self-taught and became a teacher at the age of 17. To me, that expresses a lot of intelligence which makes me want to study and read more of his work. I thought you have wonderful information and I loved that handout. I thought that was a good way to discover more about his writing abilities. I thought you did an awesome job and it was very in depth!
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I had never really delved into Walt Whitman's life, though I've read his work from time to time. It was super impressive that he was teaching by seventeen. You did an overall good job on presenting his work, but I think I would have liked to know some more about his personal life. Since I've read his stuff before, I probably won't go out of my way to look him up, but who knows?
What do I have to say about the father of free-verse? I'm taking a hypocritical stance here. My first poem I published was in free-verse, but I hardly consider it poetry. It is neat to see something vividly described like in his poems, or even in my "Spring Feet," but there are many aspects, such as rhyme and organized stanzas, that seem like they should be in nearly all poems. Maybe I'm too conservative in that regard. Good presentation, I didn't know Emily Dickinson agreed with me before.
I think I read some Walt Whitman in high school, but I can't remember. He led a very interesting life and it was cool to learn all of his different jobs he had before becoming an author. It was also cool to learn how he became the Father of Free Verse, even if it's one style of poetry I'm not too fond of. lol
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