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-- "Song of Myself"

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''Leaves of Grass'' is a collection of poetry by American author Creator/WaltWhitman.

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''Leaves of Grass'' is a collection of poetry by American author Creator/WaltWhitman.
Creator/WaltWhitman.


* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: The narrator in "Song of Myself" expresses awe at the mundane things of the world.

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* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: The narrator in "Song of Myself" expresses awe at the mundane things of the world.world, including a leaf of grass, an ant, a grazing cow, and a mouse.

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* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: The narrator in "Song of Myself" expresses awe at the mundane things of the world.
-->I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars, \\
And the pismire is equally perfect, and a grain of sand, and the egg of the wren, \\
And the tree-toad is a chef-d’œuvre for the highest, \\
And the running blackberry would adorn the parlors of heaven, \\
And the narrowest hinge in my hand puts to scorn all machinery, \\
And the cow crunching with depress’d head surpasses any statue, \\
And a mouse is miracle enough to stagger sextillions of infidels.


-->''I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey work of the stars.''

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* ThePowerOfLanguage: "To the Sayers of Words" takes a [[TheTreacheryOfImages Treachery of Images]] approach to language, exploring the relationship between the word and that which it represents.
-->Were you thinking that those were the words--\\
those upright lines? those curves, angles, dots?\\
No, those are not the words--the substantial words\\
are in the ground and sea,\\
They are in the air--they are in you.

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* MindScrew: Some of it.


''Leaves of Grass'' is a collection of poetry by American author WaltWhitman.

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''Leaves of Grass'' is a collection of poetry by American author WaltWhitman.Creator/WaltWhitman.


* MagnumOpus: And Whitman knew it. He revised it over and over again, and spent many years writing the first edition.

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-->''I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey work of the stars.''

''Leaves of Grass'' is a collection of poetry by American author WaltWhitman.

Many editions of ''Leaves of Grass'' exist, as Whitman revised it many times before his death. The original version was published in 1855, then a revised edition in 1856, then another in 1860, [[SerialEscalation then ANOTHER in 1867, 1881,]] 1881, 1889, and [[OverlyLongGag 1891]].

'''Poems from ''Leaves of Grass'' you might recognize:'''
* "Song of Myself"
* "I Sing the Body Electric"
* "I Hear America Singing"
* "O Captain! My Captain!"
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* InHarmonyWithNature: Large parts of "Song of Myself" are about the narrator realizing that everything is interconnected, and about him getting in tune with nature.
* MagnumOpus: And Whitman knew it. He revised it over and over again, and spent many years writing the first edition.
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