Analysis Of Walt Whitman 's Song Of Myself Essay

1186 Words Sep 2nd, 2015 5 Pages
It is cliché for an artist to take their life’s experiences and express them boldly and without apology. Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was no exception. His work seems to be self-centered although it was about humanity as a whole. I believe that through his confusion he felt qualified to represent all people even when they were on opposite ends of the spectrum. Much of this is expressed in the irony of his poetry. Such a style made him one of, if not, the best poet in American history. “From song of myself”, is a work that announced a new school of thought to the American people and introduced to the world a modern America.
Whitman was born on May 31, 1819 born in West Hills on Long Island, New York and from the age of four he grew up on the streets of Brooklyn. Whitman became a journalist at the age of 21 when he moved to New York City. He took a job as a typographer. “From song of myself” was more than just a piece from his massive collection; it was a life-long journey with many changes that one would obviously be able notice. The first edition contained 12 poems.
Whitman starts out with the human anatomy representing all that he has in common with his readers. His instruction to the youth to think for themselves is priceless. Receive all of the information as possible, but make your own conclusions. Religion and the common knowledge of those in the public school system shape the future of a society.
In the fourth part Whitman speaks of his universal being, his coordinates on…

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