A Child's Amaze Poem by Walt Whitman

A Child's Amaze

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SILENT and amazed, even when a little boy,
I remember I heard the preacher every Sunday put God in his
As contending against some being or influence.

Claudia Krizay 05 May 2011

Sounds like a sentence out of some trashy novel.

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Manolo Del Toro 05 May 2011

what i gather from this is that claudia reads trashy novels.

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Pranab K Chakraborty 05 May 2011

So strong the power of words, so brilliant the construction with limited words, I can't think the very writing of past days, it confronts the time today when religious leaders leading the community to fought against the people of different religion. It is truth that sometimes common devoted people are being used by some people who dressed themselves by the name of almighty but some dark bossing tendency still exist under their veil to dominate the others. And domination always seeks some lame excuses to be accepted by others by the name of higher authority...may it be by the name of political doctrine or by the name of God. After all, a very good choice by the PH when the globe facing a yellow story of erasing the controversial abscond terrorist leader of a particular religious community.

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lochlan lochlan 16 June 2024

ts was so 😹 get off brodies dong

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Dhivya Thiyagarajan 05 May 2012

It is a nice poem. The words are so powerful in it

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Sylvia Frances Chan 18 April 2024

THE LAST ONE: Whitman's concise portrayal invites readers to ponder the complexities of faith and existence.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 18 April 2024

TWO: Unlike Whitman's expansive and cosmic works, this poem employs simple and direct language, mirroring the perspective of a young child. It delves into the coexistence of good and evil, echoing the prevalent religious fervor of the mid-19th century.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 18 April 2024

ONE: In Walt Whitman's poem "A Child's Amaze, " the speaker, as a young boy, reflects on the religious messages he hears from the preacher every Sunday. The poem captures the child's astonishment and confusion as he grapples with the duality of a benevolent God and a hostile force.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 23 February 2024

This poem is so simple and innocent like a child. Great Walt Whitman has set an example before us that a wonderful poem can be composed with just a few words!

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MAHTAB BANGALEE 25 January 2021

from the silent heart of boy God writes the future father!

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