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In this English lesson, Professor Valvason will take you on a captivating journey through the life, death, and miraculous works of W. Whitman. Discover the profound impact of this influential American poet, known for his groundbreaking collection “Leaves of Grass.” Professor Valvason will delve into Whitman’s life, exploring his formative years, his experiences as a nurse during the American Civil War, and his poetic vision that celebrated democracy, individuality, and the beauty of the human spirit. Through a close reading of selected poems, you will gain insights into Whitman’s innovative use of free verse, his embrace of unconventional themes, and his celebration of the diversity of American life. Professor Valvason will also discuss the ongoing influence of Whitman’s work on subsequent generations of poets. This lesson offers a captivating exploration of Whitman’s literary contributions and his ability to capture the essence of the American experience. Join Professor Valvason as she unravels the layers of meaning in Whitman’s poetry and invites you to discover the miracles within his verses. #WWhitman #LeavesofGrass #AmericanPoetry #FreeVerse #CelebratingDiversity #LiteraryLegacy