write your own mini dictionary of walt whitman s vocabulary from song of myself
a) Choose 5-10 words that appear in Song Of Myself: these may be words that appear repeatedly, like â€œperfumeâ€ or â€œloafeâ€.
b) Define each word. Ask yourself: What does this word mean to the poet and how does this meaning emerge when I read his poem?
Other possible questions to consider: Does the poetâ€™s use of this word vary from what you think of as its normal use, and if so, how? Does the wordâ€™s meaning vary from poem to poem or passage to passageâ€”and if so, does that make it impossible, or just harder, to define? Are there other words in the poetâ€™s vocabulary that seem closely connected to this one? What does the poetâ€™s use of this word tell you about her/his thought process or aesthetic preferences? Is this a word you think of as especially â€œtypicalâ€ of this poet? Does the poet himself offer a definition of this word? Are there significant connections between your chosen words?
PS. The File below is my own work. Please use this as an example to continue. I need the same quotation format. Feel free to make any revisions like to extend or correct mistakes.
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