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American Renaissance

American Renaissance, Part 2

In "I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain," the speaker is experiencing ___________ a mental loss
Which best describes both Whitman's and Dickinson's view of nature? Nature offers inspiration and meaning.
Which line from Leaves of Grass best reveals Whitman's views on diversity? "O I perceive after all so many uttering tongues."
What does the speaker realize by the end of "Because I could Not Stop for Death? All of life leads toward death.
Read the following line from "I Started Early-Took My Dog": "And made as He would eat up-" Why does the speaker use personification to describe the ocean waves? to paint a picture of an aggressive being
In "Apparently with No Surprise," what is the attitude that nature has about the processes and events that the speaker observes? indifference
In poem 52 from Leaves of Grass, the speaker compares himself to a hawk in the following lines: "The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me, he complains of my gab and my loitering. I too am not a bit tamed..." What is the purpose of this metaphor? to show that he can make untamed noises, as well
Whose perspective does Walt Whitman want readers to hear in his poetry? the voice of all Americans
In Leaves of Grass, the primary hero is democracy
Whitman makes Leaves of Grass personal by having the speaker _______________ use first-person pronouns
In poem 51 of Leaves of Grass, Whitman's speaker says, "Do I contradict myself? Why does he ask this question? He wants the reader to think about the question
In poem 6 of Leaves of Grass, Whitman says, :The smallest sprout shows there is really no death,/And if ever there was it led forward life." What does this reveal about Whitman's views on life and death? Life and death are a circular, natural process.
Which word best describes Emily Dickinson's attitude toward death? accepting
Why is it significant that Walt Whitman includes "Southerner as soon as Northerner" as part of the speaker's identity in Leaves of Grass? Tensions over slavery were high between the North and the South
What did Whitman believe about the final outcome of a human being? The human body and soul merge with nature to become immortal.
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