What is the theme of the poem "To A Certain Civilian" by Walt Whitman?
The dominant theme of "To A Certain Civilian" is willful independence. Whitman asserts his role as poet to sing and speak primarily for himself:
"Did you find what I sang erewhile so hard to follow?
Why I was not singing erewhile for you to follow, to understand--nor am I now;" (3-5).
Whitman's use of...
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