Monday, February 28, 2011
In 1892, Walt Whitman dieds of miliary tuberculosis. On September 30, 1864, Whitman's brother George was captured by Confederates in Virginia, and another brother, Andrew Jackson, died of tuberculosis compounded by alcoholism on December 3 of that year. Whitman's sexuality is often discussed alongside his poetry. He is usually described as either homosexual or bisexual in his feelings and attractions. Also, whitman opposed the extension of slavery in the United States.
I Sit and Look out is telling us of what is happening in and around the world. The wars, natural disasters, and racisms.