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WALT TO THE WHITMAN The Song of the Open Road Walk Whitmans works have a lot of symbolism in them like in the song of the open road In this work he talks about many things The main theme is freedom He talks about freedom with a passion Walt wants the world to be a free place for all He is a very meaningful poet A very insightful man who uses imagery to give the reader a since of freedom The road is a teacher of the way of life He has a way with his words he uses strange punctuation From this hour I ordain myself loosd of limits and imaginary lines he often compares people who are simple to people who are complicated The birth the hasting after the physician the beggars tramp the drunkards stagger the laughing party of mechanics The escaped youth the rich persons carriage the fop the eloping couple The early market-man the hearse the moving of furniture into the town He compares people to make his point that everyone is the same No one is different on the road they are all hard workers the same in every way They all show respect for one another non-of them are cruel to each other they are all equal They are all friends They all converse with one another judging not what they are nor of who they are In this poem he is very descriptive and detailed The person in the poem is out doors the whole time The character is describing how it is out side instead of in side As he is out side there is a road in which he follows He is travelling on this road Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road Healthy free the world before me The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose He is happy to be where he
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