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Analysis and comments on To You. by Walt Whitman

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Comment 34 of 544, added on November 29th, 2005 at 7:57 PM.

I believe that it's a powerful poem even though I'm a Brit.... It tells me
that everone should shine and be their own colours!!! I'll be back later, I
need to use the Lou!

Fiona from United Kingdom
Comment 33 of 544, added on November 15th, 2005 at 10:33 AM.

Wow. Now that's gotta make you think.

lovely from United States
Comment 32 of 544, added on November 7th, 2005 at 11:59 PM.

I am using this poem for extra credit.

David from United States
Comment 31 of 544, added on October 28th, 2005 at 4:35 AM.

He's absolutely right! The next time I want to talk to someone I don't know
but be afraid, I will remember this poem and just do it!!

Judith from Germany
Comment 30 of 544, added on October 21st, 2005 at 10:01 AM.

this poem show us how lonely we are and how hard is to break comunication's
just because we had received restricts instructions obout the strangers
since we were kids...we could start to change it? In the name of love...

vera lucia landioso from Brazil
Comment 29 of 544, added on October 13th, 2005 at 5:55 PM.

Really, how do you get out homosexuality from all of, what, three lines?
This poem is basically urging us to break free of our personal restrictions
and do things we may not normally do, like talk to strangers.

Phyllis from United States
Comment 28 of 544, added on October 5th, 2005 at 8:15 AM.

How on earth did you get homosexuality out of that three line poem? Though
great poetry often holds deeper meanings, this doesn't go that deep. Also
comments shouldn't just be a string of words you get from the dictionary
and have absolutely no idea what they mean!

Annabelle Lee Poe from Bulgaria
Comment 27 of 544, added on September 13th, 2005 at 1:04 PM.

I am going to put this in the hallway at the school I work for and I hope
the children get something from it.

Blair from United Kingdom
Comment 26 of 544, added on August 30th, 2005 at 10:23 AM.

how sweet, how poingnant, how impacting are the undertones in this poem. i
feel that it atests strongly to the lack of acceptance, tolerance, humility
that the american society possesses WHEN presented WITH OTHERS, HUMAN
OTHERS, PERHAPS, EITHER RADICALLY, MAYBE SUBTLY DIFFERENT FROM THEMSELVES.
LET US SEE ALL AS PEOPLE, SOULS, AND REGARD DIFFERENCES AS BEAUTIFUL
ATTRACTIONS, RATHER THAN ALIENATING, UNATTRACTIVE CHARACTERISTICS. ALL ARE
CHILDREN OF GOD, NO MATTER THEIR INFIRMITIES. ALL ARE CHILDREN OF THE
KING.

jj from United States
Comment 25 of 544, added on July 13th, 2005 at 5:47 AM.

how depressing those few lines have made me feel. we live in one world yet
a millon at the same time, so many fears and yet our potential of
communicating with each other far ecceeds these fears. it deeply saddens me
as im sure everyone has experienced this feeling that we have been
condtioned into by our society.

kimbely from United Kingdom

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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
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Poem of the Day: Jun 27 2014


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