By Walt Whitman
In Leaves of Grass, American poet Walt Whitman assembled such a lot of his poetic works.
Included during this assortment are a few of Whitman's most famed poems, together with "Song of Myself," "I Sing the physique Electric," "Out of the Cradle ceaselessly Rocking," and "O Captain! My Captain!"
The first variation of Leaves of Grass used to be released in 1855 and contained basically twelve poems. Whitman stored revising his assortment all through his lifestyles; the ultimate variation includes greater than 300 poems. this is often an unabridged model of the poems from the ultimate variation of Whitman's celebrated assortment, released presently ahead of his demise in 1892.
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