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Analysis Of Whitman's "Drum Taps" And "The Wound Dresser"
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Like most of the unprepared, naive Americans who believed the Civil
War would consist of a few short battles and little casualties, who then
after the war reached it's second year truly saw the Civil War for what it
really was- the bloodiest in America's history; Walt Whitman's "Drum Taps"
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....nt. A further example of the author's
excitement for war and take no prisoners attitude can be read in "Beat!
Beat! Beat! Drums!- blow! Bugles! Blow!
Make no parley- stop for no expostulation,
Mind not the timid- mind not the weeper or prayer,
Mind not the old man beseeching the young man,
Let not the child's voice be heard, nor the mother's entreaties,
Make even the trestles to shake the dead where they lie awaiting
|Number of words: 910
||Approximate pages: 4
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