O BOY of the West!
To you many things to absorb, I teach, to help you become eleve of mine:
Yet if blood like mine circle not in your veins;
If you be not silently selected by lovers, and do not silently select lovers,
Of what use is it that you seek to become eleve of mine? 5

Analysis, meaning and summary of Walt Whitman's poem To a Western Boy.

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  1. joyce mitchell says:

    What is meant by “eleve of mine”?

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