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The Triumph of Nationalism/The House Dividing
Topic: Culture of the Common ManTopic: Cult of DomesticityTopic: ReligionTopic: ExpansionTopic: America in 1850
Topic: Culture of the Common Man
Overview of Triumph of Nationalism
Resource Menu: Culture of the Common Man
Text 1. Andrew Jackson
Text 2. Mark Twain
Text 3. Thomas W. Dorr
Text 4. Mechanics/Workers
Text 5. Richard Allen and David Walker
Text 6. Nathaniel Hawthorne
Text 7. James Fenimore Cooper
Text 8. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Text 9. John C. Calhoun
Text 10. Walt Whitman
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10.  Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself," Sections 1 to 15; from Leaves of Grass, 1855

Walt Whitman

Note: This site includes helpful line numbering and line notes. Other format options below.


University of Toronto English Library


If you choose to print this text:
-   Copy/paste sections 1-15 into a word-processing
    document and then print the document.
-   Length: 9 pages (10-point, without reformatting the lines).


Full text from The Walt Whitman Hypertext Archive, from the University of Virginia. Valuable site for background material; however, it is cumbersome to access and print "Song of Myself" from this site.

Biography of Whitman and other online resources, from the Academy of American Poets

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