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Analysis and comments on I saw Old General at Bay. by Walt Whitman

Comment 1 of 1, added on December 1st, 2008 at 8:56 AM.

This poem is about a soldier who saw an old general at the bay. The general
had noticeable grey eyes. The general was stuck in a situation where he
didn't know what to do. He called for men to cross enemy borders. Over 100
men volunteered but only 2 or 3 where chosen. The general gave them their
orders and they listened attentively. The general knew what he was getting
himself into, but the 3 men left proud to serve.

David

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Information about I saw Old General at Bay.

Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 25. I saw Old General at Bay.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 8. Drum-Taps
Year: 1900
Added: Feb 7 2004
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