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A Noiseless Patient Spider

A Noiseless Patient Spider

by Walt Whitman

Analysis: Brain Snacks

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Canadians have inserted spider genes into goats so that they will make special web proteins in their milk. If Whitman had stuck around a hundred years or so, he could have written "A Noiseless Patient Spider-Goat." (Source)

Whitman was a bit of a late bloomer. He published his first book of poems when he was 36. (Source)

Whitman was friends with Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, and met him when he came to New Jersey. See, we told you there was something spooky about this poem. (Source)

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