Information about the Romantic Period: End of thye Age of Enlightenment, Beginning of the Romantic period
The Enlightenment flourished until about 1790–1800, after which the emphasis on reason gave way to Romanticism's emphasis on emotion, and a Counter-Enlightenment gained force.
Wlat Whitmans Life
Timespan of Walt Whitmans life
Information About Other Authors; The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is Published
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is published in 1820, It is written by Washington Ivring.
Information About Other Authors: "The Last of the Mohicans" is Published
"The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper is pulished in February of 1826.
Factual Events about Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman takes an apprenticeship as a printer
Walt Whitman takes an apprenticeship as a printer in Brooklyn, New York.
Information about the Romantic Period: Full Point of Developement for the Romantic Era
The Romantic American Era developed fully with the atmosphere and melodrama of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (1850)
Information About Other Authors; Herman Melville publishes Moby Dick
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by Herman Melville, first published in 1851. It is considered to be one of the Great American Novels and a treasure of world literature.
Factual Events about Walt Whitman; First Edition of "Leaves of Grass" was published
Walt Whitmans first edtion of his famous poetry book "Leaves of Grass" was printed by Rome Brothers in Brooklyn.
Factual Events about Walt Whitman; The Civial war starts, and Walt Whitman reports for duty as a nurse
The Civial War begins on Aprin 12, 1861. In 1862, he begins searching for his "missing in action" brother, and becomes a nurse in the hospital. This affects his poetry and helps him realize what a critical moment America is going through.
Other Works by Walt Whitman: Publication of Drum Taps
"Drum Taps" by Walt Whitman is published in 1865.
Factual Information about "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd: Walt Whitmans First Connection with Washington
Walt Whitmans recieves the job as the appointed clerk in the Departmant of the Interior. This is the point when Walt first begins to get highly involved with politics and Washington D.C.
Factual Information about "When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd"; President Lincoln's Assasination
President Lincoln is Assasinated in Ford's Theater. This leaves Walt rather shake, and prompts him to write "When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd".
Factual Information about "When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd": Publication of "When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd"
Walt Whiitman publishes "When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd" as a eulogy to the late President Abraham Lincoln affter his assasination.
Other Works by Walt Whitman: "Memoranda During the War" is Published
"Memoranda During the War" is published in 1876
Information about the Romantic Period; Nearing the End of the Romantic Era
By the 1880s, however, psychological and social realism was competing with romanticism in the novel.
Other Works by Walt Whitman: "Complete Prose Works" is Published
"Complete Prose Works" by Walt Whitmn is published in 1892