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Song of Myself

Song of Myself

by Walt Whitman

Section 14 Summary

Get out the microscope, because we’re going through this poem line-by-line.

  • Whitman describes more animals and he finds meaning in things like the squawking of a goose. Everything in nature has a purpose and follows a law.
  • He admits that he can't even begin to describe even something so simple as walking on the earth.
  • He loves being outdoors and being around people who work outdoors, like ranchers, builders, and sailors.
  • Here we have Whitman's friend "Me" again, who we can probably assume is the "Me Myself," the guy who stands slightly apart from day-to-day things and observes.
  • He describes "Me" as a bold person who has goodwill for everything and doesn't ask much of anyone else.

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