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  1. Section 24

    ... the unvoiced is what “Song of Myself,” finally, is all about—finding the miraculous in dung-beetles, finding sacred renewal in sex ... physical work (including the writing of this poem) brings about change in this world. Victorian morality and orthodox religion are ...

    kraken - 08/20/2015 - 09:53

  2. Section 52

    ... says “I too am untranslatable,” he is also thinking about how the “I,” the self, is finally not translatable from one set of ... Perhaps new tribes moved into the area, with different ideas about how to celebrate the lives of those who had passed on, ward off ...

    kraken - 08/20/2015 - 09:53

  3. Week 34

    ... to conclude his Sequel to Drum-Taps with this poem about the demobilization of the troops. Imagining himself again as a soldier, ...

    sbaehr - 08/02/2016 - 20:01

  4. Week 31

    ... by the bed-side of a new patient, a young Baltimorean, aged about 19 years, W. S. P., (2nd Md. Southern,) very feeble, right leg amputated, ... that, but it made no difference.......Visiting him daily for about two weeks after that, while he lived, (death had mark'd him, and he was ...

    kraken - 07/11/2016 - 10:25

  5. Section 21

    ... It is a powerful passage, but what is perhaps most striking about it is that Whitman cancels out the first part of it in his notebook, ... of dilation or pride, We have had ducking and deprecating about enough, I show that size is only development. Have you ...

    kraken - 08/20/2015 - 09:53

  6. Section 36

    ... the lapping ocean, awaiting the feast of death it is about to receive when it accepts the bodies and limbs that will be deposited ... to us. Whitman in this section offers a haunting line about that irretrievability, but how does his poetry itself set out to retrieve ...

    kraken - 08/20/2015 - 09:53

  7. Section 40

    ... fast as it was trying to dawn. … Well, arter I had walked about twenty miles up the Peak o' Day and Daybreak Hill I soon discovered what ... axes an’ squeezed him till I'd thawed 'em loose, poured about a ton on’t over the sun's face, give the airth’s cog-wheel one kick ...

    kraken - 08/20/2015 - 09:53

  8. Section 1

    ... made up of the atoms of the land he sings on and sings about). So “Song of Myself” starts us out on what the poet will call “a ... Myself,” to look for him under our boot-soles. A word about Whitman’s prosody: the movement from iambic pentameter in the first ...

    kraken - 08/20/2015 - 09:53

  9. The Walt Whitman Archive

    ... work. It is the most comprehensive record of works by and about Whitman. The Archive is directed by Kenneth M. Price (University of ...

    kraken - 10/16/2015 - 12:52

  10. Week 24

    ... wounded and divided nation at the time, worried a great deal about what would happen when hundreds of thousands of soldiers, Union and ...

    sbaehr - 07/11/2016 - 10:19