Objects & Places from Leaves of Grass

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United States

This country became officially independent in 1776. Although Walt Whitman was born more than four decades later, the poet often associated himself with the birth of a great country.


This place is one of the five boroughs of New York City, New York. Known as The Big Apple, New York City is often referred to as one of the most exciting cities in the world.


Whitman pays homage to one of the New York boroughs in which he lived as a young man.


Whitman wrote Songs by the Roadside: A Ballad to this town, as a tribute in which the poet refers to the spirits of fallen Yankees.

Western states

Whitman pays tribute to these locations, particularly Oregon and California, both places to which he promises to return.


This is the New York location where Whitman was born.


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