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Name Professor Course Date Definition and Presentation of Death by Walt Whitman Poets in the romantic era sought to explain events such as death through their works. Walt Whitman used several poems to explore the issue. The poems, the wound-Dresser and Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking, describe death in four major ways. First of all, the event acts as a point of emotional development for most people. Another presentation denotes it as a normal aspect of human life together with the religious assumption of the separation of body and soul. The third and final depiction handles the issue as a sacred process which deserves respect from all humans. Walt Whitman defines death as a source of emotional maturity for people. In his poem, Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking he demonstrates how the death of a mate or a beloved changed him. He states, "My own songs, awaked from that hour” (187). The author realizes that the death is nothing compared to the sea. The recognition of eternal life as well as the continuity of the world irrespective of human death is common. The same sentiments are explained by another poem, the wound-Dresser, by the conclusion made by the persona. He affirms that “the waves wash the imprints off the sand” (22). People are enjoying the benefits of a better economy and soldiers who fought for such freedom are forgotten with time. In both poems, Whitman suggests that the experience made him acknowledge the facts about life and death. The inclusion of the weather, sea, the birds, and other geographical elements shows that the author wanted to depict death as a part of life on Earth. Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking is a poem that

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