International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Technical Innovations in Whitman’s Poetry
Mushtaq ur Rehman

This study throws light on Walt Whitman’s experimentation with poetic technique and the language of poetry with special reference to his major work Leaves of Grass particularly “Song of Myself”. The attempt aims at exploring the various aspects of the innovation in poetic technique and the language used in the work. I also contend that Whitman rejected the traditional way of writing poetry by using vernacular language for poetic expression, and dispensing with gaudy poetic diction, meter, rhyme and stanza form used by his predecessors and the English Romantics.

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