The two specific plants that the speaker describes in this stanza are also similar to plants we know on land. I am an animal lover but I just think it is wrong. We deceive each other in order to do ourselves a favor. The materialistic desires and hunger for power makes one ambitious along with miserable. O the bleeding drops of red, Where on the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead.
And Walt wants to get that purity and live by the order of nature, but not the society rules. The poet finds some qualities in animal which man don't have. Good in all,In the satisfaction and aplomb of animals, In the annual return of the seasons, In the hilarity of youth, In the strength and flush of manhood, In the grandeur and exquisiteness of old age,In the superb vistas of Death. He describes how humans are more beasts than animals. Whitman is using animals to personify his vision of a world without religious hatred or simply a world without acts of stupidity that are a result of religious over zealousness. O crowding too close upon me; I foresee too much—it means more than I thought; It appears to me I am dying. It is I you hold, and who holds you; I spring from the pages into your arms—decease calls me forth.
To think that you and I did not see, feel, think, nor bear our part! Inflating my throat—you, divine average! Not a day passes—not a minute or second, without a corpse! The interminable hordes of the ignorant and wicked are not nothing, The barbarians of Africa and Asia are not nothing,The common people of Europe are not nothing—the American aborigines are not nothing, The infected in the immigrant hospital are not nothing—the murderer or mean person is not nothing, The perpetual successions of shallow people are not nothing as they go, The lowest prostitute is not nothing—the mocker of religion is not nothing as he goes. The poem also has several references to the American Civil War; and political and social issues of the time. May be copied only for personal use or by not-for-profit organizations to promote compassionate and responsible living. On the other hand animals are free from all types of trivial anxieties, so they are still living their natural life. .
His comparison made me feel as though humans are not as free as we say we are. Greed, the rejection of others opinions and our way of destroying the earth all to satisfy our lust for more. It creates enemies and even wars. Human superiority is a matter of opinion. To Walt Whitman, the great American poet, animals are better than man.
He says that the humans have lost their sanity while chasing the material goods. The way he describes animals in comparison to humans is extremely interesting. He contrasts the lives of humans and animals. To think that other working-men will make just as great account of them—yet we make little or no account! The poem like most of Whitman's work has an em-jammed structure with blank verses through which he characterizes the animals' uncomplicated and simple nature. Our imagination takes us out of ourselves. They do not sweat and whine about their condition; They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins; They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God; Not one is dissatisfiednot one is demented with the mania of owning things; Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago; Not one is respectable or industrious over the whole earth.
Hour prophetic—hour resuming the past! Because they live in the world and tease each other with their laws, rules, stereotypes of behavior, roles and status in the society. By Walt Whitman from Song of Myself I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain'd, I stand and look at them long and long. Whitman just wants a life in which everyone is only concerned with themselves and happy with what they possess and not try to be too ambitious and just live without complications. For the people of his society, there are so much to learn from animals. A gigantic beauty of a stallion, fresh and responsive to my caresses, Head high in the forehead, wide between the ears, Limbs glossy and supple, tail dusting the ground, Eyes full of sparkling wickedness, ears finely cut, flexibly moving.
He feels the life of a man is full of stress, depression, anxiety, unhappy so he wants to turn away from living with other humans and Â wants to live in the company of animal for good because he believes that he will get real happiness among animals. But i think human can bring their best to satisfy him. This is a select list of the best famous Walt Whitman poetry. To think that we are now here, and bear our part! They do not make others sick discussing their duty to God. There is no other way that we can compare with us with animal. They are not dissatisfied, respectable, unhappy or demented with the mania of owning things.
He says that animals also have feelings just like humans, however, their way of expression is better than humans. Even if we have all the basics we need to survival, there are other stuff that we want and can never be filly satified. Animals cannot be anything else but now. He also is feeling sad around with people. The main visual image of the poem is a celebration as a ship comes into its port.