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Analysis and comments on To The States. by Walt Whitman

Comment 4 of 4, added on July 18th, 2014 at 7:24 PM.
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Comment 3 of 4, added on November 7th, 2012 at 10:42 AM.
dates of Leaves of Grass

as said, 1900 is way too late for any Whitman poem to have been written -
he died in 1892

the various "editions" of "Leaves of Grass" in which BOTH poems - the one
erroneously entitled "To The States" and the REAL "To the States" that I
quoted

appeared very early, 1855 was first edition, 1892 was last - his
"death-bed" edition

Ira Huddleston
Comment 2 of 4, added on November 6th, 2012 at 9:52 PM.
erroneous date given for poem

1900 is way too late for when any leaves of grass poems were written

Ira Huddleston from United States
Comment 1 of 4, added on November 6th, 2012 at 9:37 PM.
The REAL poem "To the States"

The poem quoted as "To the States" is NOT the Walt Whitman poem entitled
"To the States" - which goes:

To the States - or any one of them - or any city of these states - RESIST
MUCH, OBEY LITTLE
For once unquestioning obedience - once fully enslaved -
once fully enslaved - no nation, state, city of this earth
ever after regains its liberty


The poem that was quoted IS Whitman, it IS from Leaves of Grass - its a
good poem - and BOTH are so appropriate tonight - but the quoted poem is
simply NOT the one entitled "TO THE STATES" in Leaves of Grass

Ira Huddleston from United States

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Information about To The States.

Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 7. To The States.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 7. Leaves of Grass
Year: 1900
Added: Feb 7 2004
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