The Question and Answer section for Walt Whitman: Poems is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Read these lines from "Beat! Beat! Drums!" by Walt Whitman. Into the solemn church, and scatter the congregation, Into the school where the scholar is studying... What impact does alliteration have on these lines?
The alliteration in the above phrase serves to create rhythm and mood..... a sense of danger.
"O Captain! My Captain!" is about the death of Abraham Lincoln and has since become one of Whitman's most famous pieces.
In my opinion, the universal note touched on by Whitman in this poem speaks to commonalities and shared experiences that connect strangers. In context, the ferry preceded the bridge, the pedestrian and wagon preceded the automobile, and yet, the...