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Analysis and comments on To One Shortly to Die. by Walt Whitman

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Comment 3 of 20, added on March 19th, 2006 at 9:37 AM.

Throughout his poetry, the dear Whitman seems to find that Death itself is
not a curse, but a blessing. Let us all take that to heart and know that
the dead are in a much better position than we. It seems he would know
better than us, currently.

Asterik from United States
Comment 2 of 20, added on February 6th, 2006 at 4:18 PM.

I believe he is telling himself in this poem to not be afraid, that he is
faithful, and that as soon as he excepts his fate and relieved of his
fears, confidence prevails him.

Rafael Herrera from United States
Comment 1 of 20, added on July 3rd, 2005 at 2:44 PM.

I cannot think of a greater affirmation for my own life ,that I find hard
to reconcile. Thank you father Whitman. Jeanne M

Jeanne M Pierce from United States

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Information about To One Shortly to Die.

Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 26. To One Shortly to Die.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 20. Leaves of Grass
Year: 1900
Added: Feb 7 2004
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