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  1. Week 16

    ... we, the survivors, can live. It is what we tell ourselves about soldiers in any war: they sacrificed their lives for us; they died for ... and grim, with well-grey'd hair, and flesh all sunken about the eyes? Who are you, my dear comrade? Then to the second I ...

    sbaehr - 07/11/2016 - 10:16

  2. Week 23

    ... unknown (as we saw in last week’s letter to his mother about his despair over a nameless soldier), and to begin the difficult work of ... America that was noisily spending its way into forgetfulness about the massive sacrifice of the war whose ghosts stand silently and ...

    sbaehr - 07/11/2016 - 10:18

  3. Week 14

    ... retreat—Arthur took him in his arms, and he died in about an hour and a half—Arthur buried him himself—he dug his grave.” ... again” will respond to kiss or touch. Everything about the inverted syntax (which persists throughout the poem in phrases like ...

    sbaehr - 07/11/2016 - 10:11

  4. Week 8

    ... to it, and needing it. (Everything is quiet now, here about Falmouth and the Rappahannock, but there was noise enough a week or so ... results of the late battles are exhibited everywhere about here in thousands of cases, (hundreds die every day,) in the Camp, ...

    sbaehr - 07/15/2016 - 15:34

  5. Section 22

    ... poet of wickedness also. What blurt is this about virtue and about vice? Evil propels me and reform of evil propels me, I stand ...

    kraken - 08/20/2015 - 09:53

  6. Section 41

    ... food that over the centuries allowed human curiosity about the great mysteries of life and the universe to grow. But now the poet is ... What was strewn in the amplest strewing the square rod about me, and not filling the square rod then, The bull and the bug ...

    kraken - 08/20/2015 - 09:53

  7. Section 27

    ... body takes us to the very edges of identity: it is “about as much as I can stand.” E.F. ... and am happy, To touch my person to some one else's is about as much as I can stand. ...

    kraken - 08/20/2015 - 09:53

  8. Week 5

    ... and he feels “pride and joy in my city” as it goes about the activities of “arming” and volunteering and marching to the ... into battle, will soon find that their “lithe limbs” are about to be sacrificed, as the Civil War stretches from “weeks” to ...

    sbaehr - 01/15/2016 - 14:06

  9. Section 8

    ... flies; he gets a kind of bird’s-eye view of a young couple about to make love in the bushes; and he observes and describes a suicide in a ... Question Think about Whitman’s catalog of city sounds in this section. How would the catalog ...

    kraken - 08/20/2015 - 09:53

  10. Section 29

    ... glimpse into the way that all of nature is continually about the procreant “urge and urge and urge” of desire itself (as Whitman ... for the wound of consciousness. He knew a thing or two about the intimate connection between departures and arrivals, endings and ...

    kraken - 08/20/2015 - 09:53