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Analysis and comments on To You. by Walt Whitman

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Comment 14 of 544, 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 544, 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 544, 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 544, 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 544, 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 544, 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 544, 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 544, 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 544, 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 544, 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

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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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Poem of the Day: Jun 27 2014

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