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Analysis and comments on To You. by Walt Whitman

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Comment 11 of 541, 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 541, 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 541, 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
Comment 8 of 541, added on January 20th, 2005 at 1:59 PM.

I love it..I mean how could that question he quoted..ever come up in your
mind..what holds us back to ignore our desire?..why are we so depent on our

Eve from Netherlands
Comment 7 of 541, added on January 19th, 2005 at 11:22 PM.

I love this poem by Walt Whitman. He's very imaginative and very colorful
when it comes to expressing his emotions on paper. I love his style of
writing and his beliefs. He demonstrates poetry at its best. To You is very
powerful and has a depressing mood in it, but yet there is a hopeful
feeling too. This goes to show that we as humans all feel imperfect al
least one time in our lifetime. The poem sort of sounds like a love letter
to someone he once loved in his past. I think he's trying to say that he
was foolish and immature, but know he is grown and is educated in life than
he was back when.

Kelcy from United States
Comment 6 of 541, added on January 16th, 2005 at 8:40 AM.

I really love this poem because I think that it is an incredibly accurate
observation on how frightened and inhibited we can all be at times! From
now on, if I see somebody I want to talk to then I'm just going to go for
it!!!!! What have I got to lose?
I think we could all do with carrying some of Walt Whitmnan's sentiments
around with us, to reflect on if ever we feel doubtful. He is truly

Verity from United Kingdom
Comment 5 of 541, added on January 9th, 2005 at 6:07 PM.

wow. this is really cool. i feel this way all the time, and yet i dont say
hello to the people i would love to be friends with. why? most likely
because of fear of rejection.

april from United States
Comment 4 of 541, added on December 26th, 2004 at 1:19 PM.

i like this poem very much.
after "Oh Captain! my captain" it is my favorite :)

its so very true and makes you think, though it is so short

Ali from Germany
Comment 3 of 541, added on December 14th, 2004 at 10:52 PM.

I think this poem has lots of meaning. First, why shouldn't you talk to
strangers or people that you already know. People tell me that they get
lonely, but if they just go and talk to someone I think that they might
make new friends, and they will not be bored. If most people would just
talk this world would be much better.

Comment 2 of 541, added on December 14th, 2004 at 3:26 PM.

In der Kuerze liegt die Wuerze (German proverb)
means: the kick of it is in its short form. And I think this poetry is
really great - if you ever passed a small strange city on your business
trip, the city whre you do not know anyone and spent few lonely nights even
there are a lot of people aroud you - would know what WW wanted to say.

leopm from Germany

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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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