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Briefly summarize and analyze "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman.

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Posted November 18, 2008 at 11:03 AM via web

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Briefly summarize and analyze "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman.

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morrol | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted November 19, 2008 at 2:41 AM (Answer #1)

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There is simply no way to briefly summarize "Song of Myself". The poem is 52 stanza's of sensuality, vocabulary, rapture, and love. The basic principal that Whitman expressed in his masterpiece is that we, human beings, are all one. We are all connected in the beautiful tapestry of everything. He says "Every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you" (stanza 1). The poem glorifies the human spirit and the human form. Whitman saw the human body as a beautiful work of art. "Song of Myself" is a celebration of life.

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