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A Noiseless Patient Spider In this poem the writer is comparing the life of a noiseless patient spider to his own life and his lost detached soul The writer may be implying that if he were more patient with his own life he would not be so lost and would be able to enjoy things the way he sees this spider enjoying what he does launching filament and making webs to travel on and explore the world In the first stanza the writer describes how this spider can and does spin these webs as a pathway to experience the world and how he is ever tirelessly speeding them The spider never gives up and never loses hope because he knows what he wants to do and what he has to do to survive and go on living He is ever dedicated to what he knows is what he is obligated to do The only thing he has ever known to do The second stanza is left to describe how the writers soul is detached in measureless oceans of space and meant to describe how Walt Whitman feels about his hopeless future It seems he is talking directly to his soul stating that he must seek the spheres to connect his soul and there is a need for a bridge to be formed before his soul can become attached to himself He needs to fling gossamer thread to do this just like the spider does I find it very interesting that this writer is comparing the life of a spider to his own experiences of trying to find his soul that he sees as being surrounded by this measureless ocean of space Also the word measureless being used here I think that unmeasurable seems to be the more proper way to state that And maybe the writer used measureless instead was to draw attention from the reader to this statement meaning the writer
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