A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim

by Walt Whitman
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A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim

The point of the poem "A Sight in Camp in the Dark Gray and Dim" is never openly stated; that is, it remains...

In December 1862, Whitman went to Virginia where he would care for his brother George,who had been wounded at the first battle of Fredericksburg. While George's wounds were minor, Whitman...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2012 5:41 am UTC

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A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim

What do the "old man" and the "sweet boy" symbolize to the speaker?

For Whitman, the universality of the death experience is an intrinsic part of the war experience. Whitman sees no other resounding truth other than the dead that results from war. While the Civil...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2012 2:09 pm UTC

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A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim

What is the point of this poem?

The point of Walt Whitman's poem 'A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim' is lack of hope. The lack of hope is for mankind and for peace. The poem has a slightly despairing tone about it,...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2010 8:12 pm UTC

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A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim

How is the poem "A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim" different from “I Hear America Singing”?     Poems...

In Walt Whitman's poems, "A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim," and "I Hear America Singing" are very different poems. The tone of "I Hear America Singing" is a positive one. Whitman...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2011 11:28 am UTC

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A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim

What is the thesis of "A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim"?

This is a very famous poem by Whitman and is set during the Civil War, as references to the "hospital tent" and dead men lying on stretchers make clear. The point or thesis of this poem seems to be...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2011 7:57 pm UTC

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A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim

Why do you think Whitman concentrates on describing the soldiers rather than commenting on the philosophical issues...

In the end, I think that Whitman seeks to focus on the horror of war and its unifying experience of death because such universality is a part of Whitman's poetic experience. Whitman sought to...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2012 1:53 pm UTC

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A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim

In the poem "A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Grey and Dim", at what time of day does the speaker come out of his...

Walt Whitman's poem "A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim" is rather self-explanatory since the title, which is the same as the first line, indicates that it is dawn. Whitman, the speaker,...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2016 2:51 am UTC

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A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim

What is the structure of the poem "A Sight in Camp"?

Walt Whitman’s poem “A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim” is structured around varying descriptions of three dead Civil War soldiers. The poem is from Whitman’s 1865 collection Drum-Taps,...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2019 2:34 pm UTC

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A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim

Any suggestions about how to make a wonderful collage about a poem? "A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim" by...

The beauty of collage as a form of art, is that it can be created out of virtually anything. There are so many ways you could approach this assignment that I hope you find one that best reflects...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2011 11:32 pm UTC

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