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(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892 / New York / United States)

Laws For Creations


LAWS for Creations,
For strong artists and leaders--for fresh broods of teachers, and
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  • James Fortune (12/16/2005 10:52:00 AM)

    Whitman discusses God in this poem. People have said there are rules to God's creation, as they believe it. But not all people believe in the same creation. People believe what they want to believe about the subject.

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  • Kristina Carter (12/16/2005 10:19:00 AM)

    Whitman is showing that there are no rules to creation. People have set rules, but they don't have to be followed. Creation is anything that someone puts together. No one can keep you from creating something that means something to you.

  • Chea Smith (12/16/2005 10:18:00 AM)

    I'm not sure exactly what this poem means, but i think it has something to do with THE creation. Or creation as an artistic subject, something to that affect anyway. I think the lines starting with 'what do you suppose creation is? ' are saying that our souls will only be satisfied if we are equal with God, and feel some kind of freedom from him.

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