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Analysis and comments on To You. by Walt Whitman

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Comment 71 of 541, added on September 15th, 2007 at 9:43 AM.

I first saw this poem -- in all places -- on an advertising card on a New
York City subway train... a campaign by a library or school. (I don't
remember which.) People in New York are friendly and helpful. The poem
reminds me to say "Hello" from time to time while I'm in situations where I
might not otherwise speak. It works. People respond openly.

Gil Effron from United States
Comment 70 of 541, added on May 3rd, 2007 at 2:13 PM.

I thought this poem was a very very very soothing in my heart

Tyler Siddon from United States
Comment 69 of 541, added on April 5th, 2007 at 1:36 AM.

EWWWWWWWWWWWWW! not really actually. Kinda. It's interesting, but i'm not
into mushy gushy i luv u poems.

Sum1 from United States
Comment 68 of 541, added on December 25th, 2006 at 12:54 AM.

WHEN THE ONE YOU LOVE,BECOMES ASTRANGER AND YOU STRUGGLE FOR ATTENTION YOU
JUST DON'T GET...

ELIANA from Venezuela
Comment 67 of 541, added on December 13th, 2006 at 10:24 AM.

Whitman was a big flamin homo and is gay beyond belief, poetry's alright
though.

WhitmanHater from United States
Comment 66 of 541, added on June 1st, 2006 at 7:47 AM.

I like the meanning,it remind me of many things..

Doreen from China
Comment 65 of 541, added on April 27th, 2006 at 6:35 PM.

this poem rock's!!! My whole worl revolves around Walt Whitman!!

Caterina from Uruguay
Comment 64 of 541, added on April 27th, 2006 at 4:02 PM.

I first thought that this poem looked rather trite and boring. But the more
I looked at it, the more I liked it and it soon started to look quite
profound. The more I read it the better it gets. I can't explain it.
Brilliant.

Mugurel from United States
Comment 63 of 541, added on April 26th, 2006 at 1:22 AM.

I was looking for a poem for an adolescent literature course, and I
stumbled upon this one. I am glad I did though, it is was though provoking.
Although it is short I think people around the world can relate. At first I
thought of a lonely person just wishing that someone would acknowledege
their existance. Then I thought about myself and how many times I have
taken an elevator with people and wanted to say something to them but did
not. Or at the coffee shop when the person in front of you orders the exact
same drink. How I long to say something but often times I just keep my
mouth shut. For me it is about regret, that person you walk past could be
my future husband or a future friend, but I would never know it if I don't
break the silence.

Candice from United States
Comment 62 of 541, added on April 25th, 2006 at 8:19 PM.

I don't think everyone will agree with me, but I love this one. It's all of
short, simple, and we can all relate to it.

Kat from United States

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Information about To You.

Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 13. To You.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 1. Inscriptions
Year: 1900
Added: Feb 7 2004
Viewed: 1595 times
Poem of the Day: Jun 27 2014


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