Writing in a prosaic style, Nazım Hikmet and Walt Whitman modernize poetry by the identification of structure with content in a search for creating a heroic poet profile, which transcends conventional forms with an unusual, self-referential and narrative style. What mainly brings both poets together is their leading position in modern poetry by radical changes both in style and content as well as the humane aspect of their verses, which “touches the man”. Using free verse and unconventional poetic structures, they radically made changes in structure. The purpose of this paper is to explore some of the similarities between Nazım Hikmet and Walt Whitman in the modernization of poetry with a revolutionary movement both in content and style.
modern, poetry, epic, free verse, style, repetition, ordinary, transcendentalism, humane, uncoventio