Study Guide

As I Ebb'd With the Ocean of Life Calling Card

By Walt Whitman

Calling Card

Nutsy for Nature

Whitman loved him some nature. He's got tons of poems about his wanderings in the great outdoors. America's bard has poems about the connection between the elements of nature and spirituality, loss, and even personal identity.

Not that this nature-love is much of a surpriseā€”as a card-carrying Transcendentalist, it's part of the job description.