In Section 3 of Song of Myself, explain the lines  "And forwith cipher and show me to a cent,/ Exactly the contents of one and exactly the contents of two, and which is ahead"

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In this passage of Song of Myself , Whitman is speaking out about the (in his eyes mistaken) tendency of the human mind to measure, to compare, to contest, to make a combat of everything, to anticipate future rewards and pleasures instead of enjoying the...

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