Study Guide

Song of Myself Section 9

By Walt Whitman

Section 9

  • From the city, Whitman now goes to the countryside, to help carry the harvest ("sagging mow").
  • He rides on top of the hay in a cart and then jumps off to roll around in the grass. Fun!
  • This section is innocent and idyllic compared to images in Section 8.
  • He's like a happy kid exploring the world for the first time.