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English (Arts)
ENGL 226
Kait Pinder

Walt Whitman Reading "SONG OF MYSELF" Identify • I celebrate myself. and sing myself/ And what I assume you shall assume,/ For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you/ I loafe and invite my soul,/ I lean and loaf at my ease observing a spear of summer grass. • any talk of perfume • I believe in you my soul, the other I am must not abase itself to you,/ And you must not be abased to the other. • A child said What is this grass? fetching it to me with full hands;/ How could I answer the child? I do not know what it is any more than he. • twenty-eight young men • And, and, and • The, the, the • if they are not, if they are not, if they are not • i know, i know, i know • earth, earth, earth • Walt Whitman, a kosmos, of Manhattan the son,/ Turbulent, fleshy, sensual, eating, drinking and breeding./ No sentimentalist, no stander above men and women or apart from them./ No more modes
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