Walt Whitman's Influence on D.H. Lawrence

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A 10 page essay that contrasts and compares the two writers. This examination uses Whitman's Leaves of Grass, Lawrence's The Rainbow, and also Lawrence's writing in which he overtly expresses this opinion of Whitman in order to comment on how Whitman's work influenced Lawrence, looking at this influence from both a positive and a negative perspective. By examining, first of all, what Lawrence, as a literary critic and also in personal correspondence, wrote about Whitman and then by looking at the two works listed above, it is possible to discern the extent of Whitman's influence on Lawrence.