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

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Comment 9 of 319, added on January 15th, 2006 at 8:07 AM.

This poem, though had been written more than a centurey ago, reflects the
reality lies inside each free and honorable American who understand the
reality of Bush personal adventures and wars!
The best words that convey the silenced sound of the americans are in:
"All these—All the meanness and agony without end, I sitting, look out
upon,
See, hear, and am silent."
And so is every civilised American: looking out..see hear..watching all the
meanness committed under the name of America & Democracy!
This poem also honestly reflect the spirit of the real struggling American
who have always been giving hand to any nation in the world that seeks
freedom and dignity until the cursed Bush family has come to scene.
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Amer S. Al-Huwarat from Jordan
Comment 8 of 319, added on November 29th, 2005 at 7:49 PM.

in my opinion, i thought this poem was about the powers of the world, but
more then that, i thought about war, and the hardship that comes with it,
that war is not only guns and knives but words as well. Thats how i saw
this poem as.

Jay from United Kingdom
Comment 7 of 319, added on November 23rd, 2005 at 9:23 AM.

whitman was a homosexual, he maybe talking about himself in the first half
of the poem...i mean who knkows....but this poems speaks directly: the
world will never change which i agree. people are too obsessed with power
and money and misjudge others. the discrimination, prejudice will neva
really go away. the problems of this world is not the fault of any
country's leader or even Bush himself. its just us: we see the wrongdoings
of this world but jut cant summon enough courage to the make a difference(
which is a fact that whitman was trying to convey)......life is bitter nd
all we can do is just sit and look out.

Rani from Thailand
Comment 6 of 319, added on November 21st, 2005 at 2:42 PM.

this poem does truly state that althought technology in the world has
changed over the course of the years..people and just humanity in general
have not. i find it so fasinating that many of the problems in the world
today already existed in the 1900s. and i dont believe that the world being
this way is george bushs fault..but i personally dont like him the least
bit..i mean come on..give the little people some credit

johns baby girl from United States
Comment 5 of 319, added on November 10th, 2005 at 3:24 AM.

The poem really talks about the so called superpowers of the worlds.- BUSH
ADMINISTRATION.

Gun-Shy from Australia
Comment 4 of 319, added on August 22nd, 2005 at 4:23 PM.

i think this poem really adresses todays world issues as well as when it
was written. it shows that not much in the world has changed since the
1900's.

meesa from Australia
Comment 3 of 319, added on November 16th, 2004 at 7:13 PM.

the problems mentioned in the poem would be the same and just as prominent
whether bush or kerry or nader or anybody else had won the election...what
is the use of blaming them? it is not the president that causes the
problems, it is narrow-minded people.

suzie from United States
Comment 2 of 319, added on November 3rd, 2004 at 9:30 PM.

This poem was emailed to me today by a friend. He was trying to console
friends about the election of George Bush. I sent it on to others. I had
not read it for over 30 years. I found great consolation in the words.
These are my values not the values of George Bush. Someday the majority of
voters in this country will share these values.

Laura from United States
Comment 1 of 319, added on November 3rd, 2004 at 12:11 PM.

This poem expresses the way I feel today after President Bush won a second
term. I feel that the country has forgotten the little people. The poem
truly, truly brings to light a feeling of deep emotions on social
conditions.

Kellai from United States

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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
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Poem of the Day: Jul 5 2006


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