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Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night by Walt Whitman

Vigil strange I kept on the field one night; When you my son and my comrade dropt at my side that day, One look I but gave which your dear eyes return’d with a look I shall never forget, One … Continue reading

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O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

This is poem is an oddity for Walt, who usually wrote poems in free verse. O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won; The port is near, … Continue reading

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A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, And the Road Unknown

I was fortunate enough to have a teacher in the 8th grade who revered Walt Whitman’s poetry. We did a unit on him, which was probably also a crossover unit as well. In the 8th grade, we studied American History … Continue reading

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