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Analysis and comments on To Thee, Old Cause! by Walt Whitman

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Comment 5 of 19, added on July 4th, 2010 at 7:36 PM.

Eric, what do you mean his "lyrics" have no rhythm? The poem is iambic--you
trite, insipid, numb shit. It also uses repetition of words and ideas in a
way that is undeniably rhythmic. I can only conclude YOU have no rhythm,
nor any taste. Please refrain from lying about a man in whose glorious
shadow you are not even an atomic little dust mite.

CwS from United States
Comment 4 of 19, added on April 27th, 2006 at 6:53 AM.

Eric is right about Whitman being pessimistic but I sure don't agre that he
is generalistic and assumptuous. I believe Whitman's style seemingly simple
but the content is rich and the meanings to be derived profound. I thinkk
being the sensitive modern American that he was there was a lot to be
pessimistic about during his time! He was ahead of his time..

Tony from Zimbabwe
Comment 3 of 19, added on April 27th, 2005 at 1:43 PM.

He gives serious words a comical twist. Try not to analyze it, just
appreciate the point he is making. The fact he is expressing his true,
political point does indeed make him an "All-American" Poet, Eric....

Heather from United States
Comment 2 of 19, added on December 14th, 2004 at 11:04 PM.

Just because it has no rhythm dosen't mean any thing. I think that his
poems are great, and if you would just read his poems slowly and more than
once; you wouldn't think his poems are so complicated Eric!!

Comment 1 of 19, added on November 2nd, 2004 at 2:10 PM.

In general Walt Whitman is too general, assumptuous and pessimistic. His
lyrics are lacking in any real rhythm and try to complicate overly simple
lyrics. He is truly an all-american poet.

Eric from United States

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Information about To Thee, Old Cause!

Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 9. To Thee, Old Cause!
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 1. Inscriptions
Year: 1900
Added: Feb 7 2004
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Poem of the Day: Sep 13 2013

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