Poetry of William Cullen Bryant

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The Poetry of William Cullen Bryant As early as eight years old, William Cullen Bryant was showing signs of a strong poetic ability. Bryant became the first native poet to gain worldwide fame in the United States. He specialized in and became well known for his poems regarding the presence of God during a person’s life and death, the attractiveness of American nature, and his poetic recordings of past events. “Consumption” and “The Old …

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…and Company, 1878. 75. ---. “The Death of Slavery.” Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1878. 447-449. ---. “’Innocent Child and Snow-White Flower.’” Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1878. 178-179. ---. “The Old Man’s Funeral.” Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1878. 67-69. ---. “The Yellow Violet.” Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1878. 24-26.