Walt witmons open road and how it represented freedom

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The Song of the Open Road

Walk Whitman's works have a lot of symbolism in them like in the song of the open road. In this work he talks about many things. The main theme is freedom. He talks about freedom with a passion. Walt wants the world to be a free place for all. He is a very meaningful poet. A very insightful man who uses imagery to give the reader a since of freedom. The road is a teacher of the way of life.

He has a way with his words he uses strange punctuation." From this hour I ordain myself loos'd of limits and imaginary lines," he often compares people who are simple to people who are complicated. "The birth, the hasting after the physician, the beggar's tramp, the drunkard's stagger, the laughing party of mechanics, The escaped youth, the rich person's carriage, the fop, the eloping couple, The early market-man, the hearse, the moving of furniture into the town."

He compares people to make his point that everyone is the same. No one is different on the road they are all hard workers the same in every way. They all show respect for one another non-of them are cruel to each other they are all equal. They are all friends. They all converse with one another judging not what they are nor of who they are.

In this poem he is very descriptive and detailed. The person in the poem is out doors the whole time. The character is describing how it is out side instead of in side. As he is out side there is a road in which he follows. He is travelling on this road. "Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before...