American War Poetry, Part III

For reasons that seem obvious, one can discern a great deal more ambivalence in Civil War poetry than we see, for example, in “The Defence of Fort McHenry.” Today’s poems by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) and Walt Whitman (1819-1892) make the point. Read the rest of this entry »

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