Collective Democracy in Writings of Whitman, Wadsworth Longfellow, Everett Hale and Cather


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An Argument for the Rhetoric of American Patriotism: An Analysis of the Theme of Collective Democracy in the Writings of Walt Whitman, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edward Everett Hale, and Willa Cather
This literary study will analyze the theme of collective democracy as a form of American patriotism in the writings of Walt Whitman, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edward Everett Hale, and Willa Cather. Walt Whitman writes on the democratic ideology of collectivism in the many differing roles of Americans in the poem “I Hear America Singing.” This is also true of patriotic fervor against tyranny in the poem “Paul Revere’s Ride” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. While Edward Everett Hale’s short story defines a soldier that questions and is denied...
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.....l War era.
Romines, Ann. "Willa Cather's Civil War." Cather Studies 6.1 (2006): 1-27. Academic Search Complete. Web. 27 Nov. 2011.
Romines defines the important aspects of expatriatism that Cather wrote about to express the opposing argument of patriotism in America. Through Cather’s own experiences outside of America, “The Namesake” compares to the experience in favor of U.S. Patriotism.
Whitman, Walt. “I Hear America Singing.” 2011. 27 Nov. 2011. <>
This poem defines the diversity of American identity through professions and roles in America during the 19th century. Whitman was a rhetorical advocate of American patriotism through democracy and tolerance for people of all backgrounds.