Critical Analysis Of Walt Whitman's Song To Myself

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In Walt Whitman's poem Song to Myself, he stresses the importance of people, but more specifically himself. This of one of egocentric poems in human history as he begins with "I celebrate myself" (1:1). In some form or another, Whitman elaborates on Me, Myself, and I in all fifty-two sections of the poem. He mentions that "Welcome is every organ and attribute of me, and of any man hearty and clean, / Not an inch is vile, and none shall be less familiar/ than the rest" (5:20-23). But as he is enjoying himself, he is also enjoying everyone in humanity and believes that each and every person is special and should be valued. He is very optimistic and believes that the world is not flawed. He encourages us to celebrate and appreciate ourselves, and no matter who we are. He believes that we are all equals in God's eyes and that we all should be happy about living in His creation that he has…show more content…
He illustrates time after time that life is such a wonderful gift and by not living up to the fullest is a waste. Whitman believes that God has created all men and women equal with each other and everyone should be treated the same. During the time that this poem was written, many tensions were rising and the preparations for the Civil War escalated and Whitman illustrates in this work about his own take on what is really means to be an American by showing that all different kinds of people and places are needed to work and fused together in order to become a strong unity. If people are able to have strong friendships and work together, despite their differences, a lot of good can result from it. God created the world for everyone, so because of this, everyone has the same rights to live life to its highest potential. Ultimately throughout this poem, Whitman wanted people to be able to understand the significance and specialty of life why it is worth
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