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I SIT AND LOOK Throughout various works of literature one can find numerous parallels It is possible to see two works with mood and tone alike Just as it is common to see two works that differ completely from one another in that sense However there is one parallel that can almost be guaranteed in all works of literature No matter what one is reading whether it be works of great poets or short stories by unknown authors one thing always rings true and that is universal experience Whitman does an extraordinary job in all of his works of giving his readers the chance to enlarge and enrich their existence His poem I Sit and Look is a prime example In the poem I Sit and Look Whitman describes how he feels when he removes himself from the environment and takes a look at the world He seems to be revealing that the world is a cruel and hurtful place He talks about the suffering of humans unable to help themselves and likewise of humans that intentionally inflict suffering upon others Whitman poses himself as an innocent bystander watching but doing nothing One could believe that this is his attempt to show disgust not just for the cruelties in this world but for the laziness of those who could make a difference but choose not too Being a reader taking in this poem one may read lines which do not affect their lives Experiences which they have luckily never had to encounter However in reading this they may find that they are enriched by his words and able to understand things that they may not have before It is a poem like this that can change a persons outlook on things It is probably more true than not that anyone who reads this has come across one of these instances throughout their lives and can relate to how Whitman feels This will make what
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