What are some examples of a thesis statement for Walt Whitman's poem "Song of Myself" involving the dominant impression, the universal, generic truth found in the story?

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When this poem was first published as the opening work in Whitman's collection Leaves of Grass, it did not have a title; Whitman later titled it "Song of Myself " in 1881. This fact is telling when considering the poem's themes and truths: Whitman himself did not necessarily consider the implications of such a self-referential title, although modern scholars often interpret the work as intensely personal and perhaps even self-indulgent. But Whitman's body of work is influential for these very subjects of intimate and scrupulous self-knowledge...

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