ONLY themselves understand themselves, and the like of themselves,
As Souls only understand Souls.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Walt Whitman's poem Perfections.


  1. Whintey says:

    hey hey hey!, swwet poem! its mans soo many meanings, and definitions of life. theese are truly words of wisdom!+

  2. Franky says:

    I want you to read this poem, and put your own thoughts to it. It’s so simple, it could have many meanings, and yet they all are going to be coplex I can tell.
    Perhaps he’s trying to explain why people are the way they are. One group of people understand themselves, and those like them. And yet, you can’t fully understand there ways unless you are them yourself? Like ‘as souls only understand souls.’ we can only understand life if we have it. I think Walt wants everyone to study aspect of life in every point of view. A simple ode to wisdom, or perhaps more.

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