In section 2 of Song of Myself, what is meant by the line "Echoes, ripples, buzz'd whispers, love-root, silk thread, crotch and vine"?

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In the first section, Whitman takes on the role of Everyman, a typical American working man, but he also represents himself as a sensuous poet. The one thing all humans have in common is their sexuality. The shifts in the different sections between body and soul illustrate the central theme of the endless renewal of life. When the individual dies, "life" goes on, but the individual can still triumph over death by accepting this...

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