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Analysis and comments on I Sit and Look Out. by Walt Whitman

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Comment 31 of 341, added on April 27th, 2010 at 12:05 PM.

I feel this poem shows the views of the kids in poverty all over the world.
They cant help the fact that they live that way.

Justin Fountain from United States
Comment 30 of 341, added on March 28th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.

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Comment 29 of 341, added on November 10th, 2009 at 7:45 AM.

"i sitting look out upon, see hear, and am silent". i hope that these lines
are satirically blamming the people who are all simply sitting and giving
comments about the happenings in our world. And also these line are the
mirror of the uncivilized people's mind.

Nisha from India
Comment 28 of 341, added on January 2nd, 2009 at 1:57 PM.

I love this poem, it's very realistic.

Ella (yingying) from China
Comment 27 of 341, added on January 2nd, 2009 at 4:18 AM.

I think "I Sit and Look out" shows the poet's meditation on the
indifference of the world, sometimes it's hard to change the reality, it's
even harder to rely on other individuals, since they just sit beside the
window and look ouside.
Isn't this an universal problem?
The poem also display the author's writing style: Transcendentalism and

Ella from China
Comment 26 of 341, added on October 22nd, 2008 at 2:34 PM.

great poem!

nick from United States
Comment 25 of 341, added on April 21st, 2008 at 2:58 PM.

The poem is really true about life...i got the point that Whitman is trying
to say and i totally agree with it...we do nothing but just sit and look
out! The world has still the same problems during that period of time and
which is something that can never be changed just because some people are
there to make the worst because they can't see the BEST! This is the truth
of life...something hard to believe for those who want to make the world a
beeter place to live!

A High School student from United States
Comment 24 of 341, added on March 13th, 2008 at 2:05 PM.

That was pretty deep. Its understood that this guy can see clearly how the
world was at his time and still is today.

Andrew from United States
Comment 23 of 341, added on February 23rd, 2008 at 3:21 AM.

I went to high school in the southern part of the U.S.A. in the 60's. A big
billboard with a hooded KKK person on a horse had printed on it welcome to
the heart of KKK Land. It was to welcomed (some) people to our community.
This poem gave me truth and hope then. I recited this poem with great
emotion to a large auditorium filled with white teanagers and teachers. I
loved Walt Whitman then and now. I as a teenager sat and looked out at so
much then but felt trapped in this community. I no longer live there. Now
as an adult I have worked with individuals who have disabilities and
children and adults who have been abused and neglect. Veterans who were
injured physically and emotionaly. I oppose the Iraq war and voice my
opion. My father was in Vietnam when I lived in the south, and now my son
justed served and was injured in Irag.
What an epiphany the reading has been for me after 40 years. This poem is
timeless! It inspires people to make a difference and not just sit and look

Tony from United States
Comment 22 of 341, added on January 8th, 2008 at 12:22 PM.

I think that this poem reflects exactly what is going on in our pretty
planet and it will always be like that. Since humankind can remember life
always wasn't fair. So don't try to change something that won't change
anyway! try to be in the best position! that's what i learned from this

Ranzobert Fick Dich! from Venezuela

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Information about I Sit and Look Out.

Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 1. I Sit and Look Out.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 4. Leaves of Grass
Year: 1900
Added: Feb 7 2004
Viewed: 27859 times
Poem of the Day: Jul 5 2006

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