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Song of Myself, section 51

by Walt Whitman

It is part of the larger work "Leaves of Grass," a collection of poems that was first published in 1855. This particular section of "Song of Myself" is considered one of the most famous and well-regarded poems in the entire collection. In "Song of Myself, section 51," Walt Whitman reflects on the nature of death and the human experience. Through his use of vivid imagery and unconventional language, he creates a powerful meditation on mortality, transcendence, and the infinite nature of the universe. The poem is known for its celebration of life and its embrace of the unknown, and it has had a profound impact on American literature and culture. Walt Whitman is considered one of the most important American poets of the 19th century, and "Leaves of Grass" is considered his masterpiece. He was a pioneering voice in American poetry, known for his use of free verse and his celebration of democracy, individuality, and the American experience. Today, "Song of Myself, section 51" continues to be widely read and highly regarded, and it is considered a classic of American literature.

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English

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English

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1885

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Walt Whitman

United States

Walter Whitman  was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman i...

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