“…[Song of Myself] opens with a celebration of the poet as representative of all humankind: “I celebrate myself, and sing myself, / And what I assume you shall assume, / For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.” As these lines suggest, Whitman was breaking not only poetic conventions but grammatical ones as well (with the use of an adjective for an adverb in the third line). He believed that poetry was no longer to be found only in palaces and universities but in the workplaces of America and in the vernacular of its common people.”
Image credit: Walt Whitman, 1875 by Thomas Dewing. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
Isn’t he so handsome?
Just finished this book. I am wowed. This was the first book I ever read written by someone whose voice I actually know. A voice that could read it in my head. Really cool. And on top of that it was really great and beautiful. I quoted it at length on my Twitter under the hash tag #yawp.
So I recently came across this website, Elite Daily. It calls itself “The Voice of Generation-Y.”
The link I stumbled on was to an article titled “The 10 Things Women Need to Realize in 2013.” OK. Let’s check this out…
OH, BOY. What the fuck is this? The first photo attached to the…
I can’t even handle this guy. He just can’t be real. All that mansplaining! And he’s a disgusting creep!! Blerg. Blerg, indeed.