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  1. Section 46

    ... the world around us (given all that Whitman has demonstrated about our shared atoms, how could the journey ever really be private?). ... world would take on the tint of the photographs in our books about the Civil War, blurring for a moment the distinction between my ...

    kraken - 08/20/2015 - 09:53

  2. Week 2

    ... hatred and factionalism of war. War is by definition about division. What one side in a war calls aggression and hatred and evil, of ... the lapping ocean, awaiting the feast of death it is about to receive when it accepts the bodies and limbs that will be deposited ...

    sbaehr - 12/18/2015 - 12:32

  3. Section 15

    ... actual auctioneer’s catalogue. Soon, everyone was talking about Whitman’s catalogue-technique, and Whitman himself even adopted the ... catalogues: “Oh God! how tired I get of hearing that said about the ‘catalogues’!” He believed reviewers simply could not get past ...

    kraken - 08/20/2015 - 09:53

  4. 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

  5. Section 14

    ... Foreword Whitman, writing about education, once commented that “good brains ancient & modern agree that ... see (and—as in the case of “gander”—ways to talk about how we see: if we are keenly observant, for example, we might be said ...

    kraken - 08/20/2015 - 09:53

  6. Week 18

    ... beautiful and horrifying, sustaining and devastating. Think about an event or an experience that has generated such oxymoronic reactions in ...

    sbaehr - 03/09/2016 - 13:39

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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