Essay Topic 1
Poetry is something which can resonate with readers and it can also create problems for other readers.
Part 1: Do you enjoy reading poetry? What are your immediate reactions to the idea of poetry?
Part 2: How might poetry not be enjoyable for you? What obstacles are in the way of your enjoyment?
Part 3: Why do you think poetry continues to be created as opposed to writing fiction instead?
Essay Topic 2
Whitman seems to have a very strong sense of patriotism and allegiance to the United States.
Part 1: Did you find it surprising that Whitman was so patriotic? Why or why not?
Part 2: Do you think it's important to have a strong sense of patriotism as a creative person?
Part 3: Why do you think Whitman felt so strongly about the United States that he had to include poems about patriotism?
Essay Topic 3
The overt sexual language of Whitman...
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