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Analysis and comments on To You. by Walt Whitman

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Comment 63 of 583, 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 583, 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
Comment 61 of 583, added on April 25th, 2006 at 7:05 PM.

This poem was intersting and thought provoking, however if a student turned
a poem like this in to school, they'd get a failing grade. it's one of
those poems you already have to be famous to write, which is a little
dissapointing because i liked it.

does that make any sense?
sorry if it doesnt

John from United States
Comment 60 of 583, added on April 25th, 2006 at 7:50 AM.

This poem has something to do with my life because I like this guy and he
won't talk to me, but I won't talk to him either!

Ellie from United States
Comment 59 of 583, added on April 22nd, 2006 at 5:24 PM.

all i have to say is, "wtf?" i was just wondering, if i saw, let's say, a
bunch of trash cans out ready to be emptied on monday morning and then i
described what i saw as if i actually saw something worth repeating, would
i be as popular as walt whitman? i promise i will sound like i give a @#$%
about those trash cans...

Jacob wtf from United States
Comment 58 of 583, added on April 20th, 2006 at 8:39 PM.

this is a weak poem...

luke from United States
Comment 57 of 583, added on April 19th, 2006 at 2:21 PM.

i think this poem is mainly talking about regrets. seeing someone on the
street, maybe you know them slightly.. if you wish to talk to them, whats
holding you back? this poem really makes me think about why i do the things
i do to certain people.. or maybe this is meant to cater to everyone's
current situation.. its a poem that everyoen can relate to in one way or

it's beautiful

bird fancy from United States
Comment 56 of 583, added on April 17th, 2006 at 7:25 PM.

i think that this is a beautiful poem, with a lot of good things, it
describes how he described the people.

maria alejandra from Colombia
Comment 55 of 583, added on April 12th, 2006 at 2:23 PM.

this is a strange poem, not one of my favorites, but still a good poem
because i like the meaning behind it. that we need to get out there explore
the world and meet new people, for all we know we have a best friend or our
true love, we just might not have met them yet.

Danielle from United States
Comment 54 of 583, added on April 12th, 2006 at 2:17 PM.

I love this poem. I have wrote poems like this before!

Michelle from United States

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 13. To You.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 1. Inscriptions
Year: 1900
Added: Feb 7 2004
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