American Literature

How does Walt Whitman's atitude change toward death during his poem "When Lilacs Last In The Dooryard Bloom'D" What does he learn?

I know that through the poem he speaks of the death, but I don't know how his atitude changed. I think he learns the truths of life and death, but I'm not sure how his atitude changed. I'm having a hard time understanding this. Any help would be appreciated.

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  1. http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/LitNote/id-60,pageNum-42.html
    "develops from ... to ... " = attitude change

    Interesting commentary:
    http://www.bibliovault.org/BV.book.epl?BookId=5743

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  2. Since this is not my area of expertise, I searched Google under the key words "Whitman lilacs death" to get these possible sources:

    http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/transcendentalism/roots/legacy/whitman/lilacsweb.html
    http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0030-8129(198201)97%3A1%3C31%3AW%22ATGO%3E2.0.CO%3B2-F
    http://alpha.fdu.edu/~jbecker/americanlit/lilacsnotes.html
    http://www.sparknotes.com/poetry/whitman/section7.rhtml

    In the future, you can find the information you desire more quickly, if you use appropriate key words to do your own search.

    I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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