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Analysis and comments on Sleepers, The. by Walt Whitman

Comment 2 of 2, added on June 28th, 2005 at 1:28 AM.

This poem i find brilliant. to be able to somewhat mentally understand it,
i had to study for almost 7 months in sleech class. Its so open, i love
it. In this poem the author is trying to explain to the reader thats
there's no reason to fear being better or lower than other person, because
in the end they're all equal. Throughout the poem, though, the author
gives me the imression that he has to convince himself that he's not afraid
"Why should I be afraid to trust myself to you?
I am not afraid--"
Another thing is, it pleases me that he is so open about homosexuality in
his poetry
"The breath of the boy goes with the breath of the man" Whitman's poetry
is beautiful, and no matter how many times you read his poems, you discover
something new.

Leesa P from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on November 16th, 2004 at 7:09 PM.

i really like the beginning of this poem (1.) ... it's so true; no matter
how different we are, no matter how different we want to be, we all are the
same in many ways.

suzie from United States

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Information about Sleepers, The.

Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 9. Sleepers, The.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 5. The Answerer
Year: 1900
Added: Feb 7 2004
Viewed: 9826 times
Poem of the Day: Jul 21 2004

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