Song of Myself Study Guide

Song of Myself

Song of Myself by Walt Whitman

Song of Myself is a landmark poem by American writer and poet Walt Whitman, originally published in his collection Leaves of Grass. The poem is shaped by the transcendentalist movement's major writers, naturists like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. It deals with mental health, the coexistence of Man and nature, and the complexities of group and individual identity. The poem draws heavily on Whitman's own experiences for its context.

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