Whitman poem

In Walt Whitmans poem entitled “leaves of grass” he uses varying sentence length to convey a difference of cadence from a regular poem and to enhance the ideas he puts forth through the vivid descriptions of scenery. Most of the sentences are quite long utilizing alot of commas to string them together from subject to subject. He also makes use of heavy repetition to in my own opinion captivate the readers attention and to engage their mind, painting a vivid picture of the landscape for the reader. This also instils a methodic and mellow tone to the reading. When reading this poem I couldn’t help but to find similarities between this reading and the reading from class about the Chinese emperor. Both have an underling tone that things will eventually return to the natural order, just as the ferry will always circle around to its starting point nature will always reclaim what is hers .

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