Walt Whitman's Poem 'When I Heard The Learn' D Astronomer

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Walt Whitman shows a connection between the senses and science in his poem, “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer, by expressing his thoughts of the astronomers class and his thoughts when he experiences the stars for himself.” The connection begins after Whitman first starts to discuss the astronomer’s lecture, stating “I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide and measure them” (Whitman 3), however he later writes, “I became tired and sick” (Whitman 6). His quote gives the impression that he is not as engrossed with the lecture as his surrounding audience, whom applauds at the words of the knowledgeable astronomer. It is not until the narrator leaves the class and steps out into the mystic night that a connection is made between
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