THIS dust was once the Man,
Gentle, plain, just and resolute—under whose cautious hand,
Against the foulest crime in history known in any land or age,
Was saved the Union of These States.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Walt Whitman's poem This Dust was Once the Man.


  1. joey says:

    this poem i guess you could say mind screwed me!

  2. Noelle Potoa'e says:

    I studied this poem in my english class and it was the best i’ve ever read. As you all should know by know, this poem was written by Walt Whitman himself. Some background checks on this guy is that he writes up new things. He creats a new rythm and language for liteature. He is one of the america’s greatest poems because his love for his country and democracy is what he wrotes about. I hope that I have helped you in some way. Thanks….

    I’m just an email away if you need more info.

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