The concept of self is the most significant aspect of Whitman's mind and art. There are three important themes: the idea of the self, the identification of the self with other selves, and the poet's relationship with the elements of nature and the universe. Section 4 Passage to India! We as humans sometimes are not satisfied with what we have but these little creatures have nothing, and they are able to live happily amongst one another. Animals cannot be anything else but now. At beginning Whitman admires animals, wants to live and be turn like they. What does it say about the many traditions that served in the nineteenth century as bases for inequality, including Christianity, but also capitalism and bourgeois culture, as well as one of their most pernicious forms, the slave system? It's divided into 52 sections, but those sections aren't arranged in any regular way. Whitman emphasizes that people kneels to show their respect to other holy people such as Jesus or Buddha, while animals do not do that.
O daring joy, but safe! The message then becomes one of appreciating life and everything we have around us, such as nature in all its wonders. O Soul, voyagest thou indeed on voyages like these? I do agree with his statement, because many humans live life to be the best, there is always competition with them. He also claims that his ability to feel love for another person is a miracle. When the poet is finished with his descriptions, he says that each of these things is, in its own way, a miracle to him, like the way that day, night, space, and time seem to work together in harmony. The poet wants to make us clear that he feels more comfortable with animals than humans. He thinks how they have got them.
Moving through the ocean surviving on what it encounters. What dreams of the ideal? O you fables, spurning the known, eluding the hold of the known, mounting to heaven! I Think I Could Turn And Live With Animals. Human beings are not perfect, but neither are animals. O secret of the earth and sky! His nostrils dilate as my heels embrace him, His well-built limbs tremble with pleasure as we race around and return. The passage is full of longing, and such blatant recognition of desire coupled with the lusty descriptions of the men's bodies shocked some contemporary readers. O soul, thou pleasest me—I thee; Sailing these seas, or on the hills, or waking in the night, Thoughts, silent thoughts, of Time, and Space, and Death, like waters flowing, Bear me, indeed, as through the regions infinite, Whose air I breathe, whose ripples hear—lave me all over; Bathe me, O God, in thee—mounting to thee, I and my soul to range in range of thee. Even though many people confess but they still continue their sin.
The captain represents the President and the ship in turn represents the United States. Cow is one of the most respectable creatures in India. This is referring to small creatures, any that floats or swims on instinct alone. Like many people, Whitman was excited about what the U. The body is a huge part of 'Song of Myself,' which takes frank, direct pleasure in all matters physical.
Have any miracles ever really happened? These works, the Suez Canal, the great American Railway, and the transatlantic cable allowed men and women to know one another in a new way. Different colors, pale gray and green, purple, white, and gold— the play of light through the water, Dumb swimmers there among the rocks—coral, gluten, grass, rushes— and the aliment of the swimmers, The speaker brings to mind the image of rainbows cast by the reflections in water in the next section. A few sections later, Walt takes on a different persona. After asking himself if he is ready to go further on his journey, the reply is an eventual yes and he commands the anchor to be lifted. Or sit at table at dinner with my mother Or look at strangers opposite me riding in the car Or watch honey-bees busy around the hive, of a summer forenoon Or animals feeding in the fields Or birds- or the wonderfulness of insects in the air Or the wonderfulness of the sun-down-or of stars shining so quiet and bright He continues to describe the miracle of humanity.
Section 8 Passage to India! We have selected some of Whitman's most influential poems from that collection, each of which typifies a particular facet of the poet's masterful style. The poet finds some qualities in animal which man don't have. He sees in the animals something divine, that people lost already and became the beasts. Whitman worked as a nurse during the Civil War and traveled throughout the New York area recording what he saw. I am an animal lover but I just think it is wrong.
Natural, as I stated early, animals are better equipped for survival than humans. Not only are these creature different in the dangers they pose but also in their shape and form. If so, what do you consider a miracle? Our imagination takes us out of ourselves. Sometimes Whitman feels like he's preaching, and some of the sections contain direct explanations of his philosophy. Some definitions allude to holy connotations, while others describe the improbable coming to fruition. Ans: The wish of the poet was to turn into an animal and live with them.
So the poet Walt Whitman feels more at home with them. Human superiority is a matter of opinion. But when it is analysed, it becomes obvious that the poem actually is a cry of sorrow mourning the death of Abraham Lincoln. In contrast, the humans kill each other because of greed and willingness to have power over others. It sinks and rises but is always there. Stanza 6 He continues to describe what he views as miraculous.