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Analysis and comments on To You. by Walt Whitman

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Comment 18 of 538, added on April 26th, 2005 at 1:15 PM.

I thought it was very short an it could of said more I really wasnt feeling
it and it made me wonder is that it so i would of prefured it to tell more

Steve from United States
Comment 17 of 538, added on April 19th, 2005 at 6:18 PM.

I thought it was cunning and funny... I liked this one. Human nature and
the like...

Addy from United States
Comment 16 of 538, added on March 21st, 2005 at 7:15 PM.

This Poem Expresses STRANGER To Much... Someone IM Me at Rhswarrior32 if
You Intrested IN Talking...

Zach Downey from United States
Comment 15 of 538, added on March 20th, 2005 at 9:27 PM.

Perhaps Walt was not being poetic ,he was writing from life ,his life
,about people whom he wished he spoke to ,desired to know their thoughts
,feelings, but was to reserved to speek up ,he could only do it from words
on paper ,so many of us miss oportunities ,to find soul mates ,true friends
,questions left unanswered , so we hide behind email ,letters , stories
,why because we are all afraid to let people in ,we protect ourselves and
keep our circle small when ,if we tried to reach out take the chance we
just might find what we need empathy compassion fellow feeling. I try to
never miss speaking to a stranger who wants to talk ,on a bus ,plane ,train
, people are people we love to talk .Walt watched ,listened, learned no one
is a stranger if only we would reach out and start the conversation .It is
a poem and its not did you hear what Walt, the stranger had to say ??? So
stranger how are you lets be friends ....

Bruce from United States
Comment 14 of 538, added on March 14th, 2005 at 8:21 PM.

I think that this poem shows more of Walt Whitman's short poetry that later
inspored poets like James Morrison or Lawerance Ferrlingetti. He simple yet
so complex and it is like what i always say "weare all just looking divers
in their windows". Which like all poetry is not suppose to mean anything
but mean so much.

Joshua Waterbury from United States
Comment 13 of 538, added on March 14th, 2005 at 8:52 AM.

If we lived in fear of being rejected the world would be boring - a
"stranger is just a friend you do not know"! How do you know he/she does
not have the urge to talk to you - is only waiting for who breaks the ice!

olivia m. birigenda from Uganda
Comment 12 of 538, added on February 20th, 2005 at 3:08 PM.

wow! this one is a keeper! lol i love it! its short, but there is so much
to it at the same time! you can think from it!! i like it so much! and its
so simple! but so thoughtful at the same time! oh my gosh! its like! wow!
haha sorry! this is just such a good one!

alekx from United States
Comment 11 of 538, added on February 10th, 2005 at 7:34 PM.

when i first saw this poem, i was like "wow are u kiddin thats it?" but
when i read it, it reminded me of this time...not really time more like
time period, when i had a thing for a girl i knew, and well as the story
goes i never really got around to have a conversation with her unless it
was online. as time went on i never talked that much to her in person and
well, i felt like a stranger, and now that ive moved theres not much that i
can do to change it. so for me i take it as a stranger in your heart can
only be know if u go and express ur self.

Brandon from United States
Comment 10 of 538, added on February 2nd, 2005 at 10:36 AM.

I used "To You" as the basis for a paper I had to write in my English
class. The subject was to write a paper about your favorite poem. I think
it really reaches out to those who have been in love before and I found it
very simple, sweet and relatable.

Amy from United States
Comment 9 of 538, added on January 27th, 2005 at 12:31 PM.

this is very good poem and it speak to me.


glen c. kingsley 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
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Poem of the Day: Jun 27 2014


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