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Analysis and comments on To a Common Prostitute. by Walt Whitman

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Comment 2 of 12, added on April 4th, 2006 at 10:05 AM.

yo this poem was ight but i seen betta ones srry homie but its true lol

Tonya from United States
Comment 1 of 12, added on March 25th, 2005 at 2:05 PM.

i love how in this poem whitman echoes the biblical phrasing of the
bridegroom returning for the bride. be ready, be worthy, when i come for
you. and he takes on that christ-like vision, where the saddest and
dirtiest people in society still shine with a core of purity. this is just
another in the long series of people, things, places that whitman decides
to encompass all within himself, and call all of them good. these days, it
grows harder and harder to imagine such positivity. but we have to
remember that old walt lived through the darkest hour of his nation, a war
that killed more americans than all other wars combined, and called it
beautiful. there has to be something inspiring in that. or else he was
just crazy. or both.

matt from United States

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Information about To a Common Prostitute.

Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 4. To a Common Prostitute.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 7. Leaves of Grass
Year: 1900
Added: Feb 7 2004
Viewed: 14675 times
Poem of the Day: Mar 25 2005


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