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The incredible Walt Whitman was a man with many talents One of these talents being that he could see the world in a view that very few of us could comprehend He saw the world for what it was and what it could be nevertheless he saw people for who we are and what we could be In many peoples opinion the world has never seen a more talented and dynamic writer In leaves of grass Whitman begins with his physical poetry and then proceeds to his spiritual side and concludes with a spiritual resurrection Even though his poetry might be hard to read once it is understood his ideas fall into place Once these ideas fall into place we the reader get a sense that there is so much more out there to look at As we look at the way Whitman analyzes and theorizes life it makes us think about the bigger picture of life and ignore all the small things that surround us It is obvious after reading Leaves Of Grass that this is a collection of poems that are written according to Whitmans life The first part of the collection deals with the physical side of Whitmans ideology of life and of humans One of Whitmans fundamental ideas was the doctrine of identity which seems to mean to him is the uniting of two animals to reproduce Whitman says the soul of the universe is the male and genital master and the impregnating and animating spirit-Physical matter is Female and Mother and waits barren and bloomless the jets of life from the masculine vigor The Roots of Whitmans Grass pg134 Here we see an example of Whitman talking about reproduction between a man and a woman This is obvious an example of physical sexual relations in which Whitman often talked about in Leaves of Grass but his favorite subject to talk about was nature Many of his poems deal with
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