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Walt Whitman - To a Pupil.

IS reform needed? Is it through you? 
The greater the reform needed, the greater the personality you need to accomplish it. 
  
You! do you not see how it would serve to have eyes, blood, complexion, clean and sweet? 
Do you not see how it would serve to have such a Body and Soul, that when you enter the
    crowd,
	an atmosphere of desire and command enters with you, and every one is impress’d with
    your
	personality? 
  
O the magnet! the flesh over and over!
Go, dear friend! if need be, give up all else, and commence to-day to inure yourself to
    pluck,
	reality, self-esteem, definiteness, elevatedness; 
Rest not, till you rivet and publish yourself of your own personality.

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 13. To a Pupil.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 20. Leaves of Grass
Year: Published/Written in 1900

Comment 4 of 4, added on November 23rd, 2011 at 10:05 PM.
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Aprpeication for this information is over 9000—thank you!

Puss from Saudi Arabia
Comment 3 of 4, added on April 8th, 2007 at 9:24 PM.

I think this poem is hard to understand but it has a good message!! :)

Zoey from Canada
Comment 2 of 4, added on April 17th, 2006 at 8:34 AM.

i think its really cool that this old guy who lived hundreds of years ago could write a poem that relates to everyones lives to this day, pretty neeto my cheeto

samantha from United States

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