College of Arts and Sciences
This project aims to explain how Walt Whitman's poetry, published in the ever-changing volume Leaves of Grass, shows a shift in his attitude towards U.S. westward expansion. The paper will examine poems written during different attitudes toward manifest destiny, and how those different attitudes are reactions to an evolving political climate in the U.S.
American literature--History and criticism--Theory, etc; Formalism (Literary analysis)
Citation: Pilot Scholars Version (Modified MLA Style)
Ellefson, Philip, "'Facing West': Walt Whitman's Evolving Attitudes Toward Manifest Destiny" (2015). English Undergraduate Publications, Presentations and Projects. Paper 2.