A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, a novel of poems that has become a classic and inspired much of American history and popular culture. As a poetry collection of the late 1800s, Whitman explores new ideals concerning the body, spirituality, and nationalism. Moreover, Leaves of Grass has been deemed one of the most important collections of poems in America. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Walt Whitman’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.