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Walt Whitman was born in Long Island in 1819 and raised in Brooklyn New York Whitman did not have a formal education but he read widely When he was twenty-seven he became the editor of the Brooklyn Eagle but he was fired because of his opposition to slavery He traveled to New Orleans for a new job but soon returned to New York City and quit journalism in 1850 to focus on writing poetry Whitmans work broke every poetic tradition of rhyme and meter He incorporates different poetic devices throughout this poem to display the courage of the spider venturing forth alone into unknown territoryThe poem A Noiseless Patient Spider written by Walt Whitman describes a spider creating its web It launches out filament and tries to get it to stick to something This poem takes place on a promontory The tone of this poem is dark and very lonely The mood is helpless desperate and also lonely The theme depicts the difficulty of life and how hopeless it can seem The poet reminds the reader about how the soul is disconnected from other things The feeling of isolation is also a big emotional component of the poemThere are many different poetic devices throughout the poem Lines nine and ten both start with the word Till which is anaphora There is repetition in line four filament filament filament lines six and ten O my soul and in lines two and three markd Alliteration the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words is used in line three with the words vacant and vast line four with the words forth and filament and also in line eight with the words seeking and spheres Whitmans choice of wording diction such as it launched forth line 4 could support the idea that there is a connection between the spider and the speaker and it could represent the speakers attempts to make connections in the universe There is
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