A comparison 'tween soul's act and the act of spider and insisted keep patience, be patient. and this is the best thing. (Report) Reply
i like how you approached this topic. this is brilliant poetry (Report) Reply
nice and awesome poem from the great poet. (Report) Reply
Life, it needs structure. (Report) Reply
I'm beginning to think Mr Straw doesn't like any poetry from the past. And dives right in, practically exploding with excitement. It left the impression that I can't forget.
Had to write about something. (Report) Reply
Whitman makes his comparison between a spider and, specifically, the human soul. It is truly a wonderful book. He almost always skips the rhyme, the meter, and all those other fancy techniques Where u stand. (Report) Reply
sure everyones souls are connected with fine unseen gossamer thread. remember genesis (Report) Reply
To the rude Olivarez who does not have the manners (or I suspect the intelligence) to define why my comment is stupid: The spider weaves its web by instinct – its web is planned and constructed like a building from unchangeable instructions within it. Perhaps man is like that I need an dissertation writier the adventures of huckleberry finn too, but not the man that Whitman draws in his second verse. (Report) Reply
The spider's web bridge is well compared to love's bridge of thoughts and feelings connecting the soul! (Report) ReplyThis poem has not been translated into any other language yet. I would like to translate this poem Just a taste when you re not in the mood for a much bigger, heavier meal. I bought it not knowing who he was, and was introduced to the world of poetry. Some of his famous poems, like Song of Myself, are long enough to be short novels, and cover a lot of ground. Ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing, —seeking the spheres, to connect them. The design and process of the heavens), seems to confirm this. Once I saw a spider in its web. Our world ad we know it is so small compared to theirs back then.
Even though it’s only ten lines long, it picks up a lot of the big themes in his writing, and it has a lot of depth, which you don’t necessarily see at first. Mind you his own poetrys not much to write home about in my opinion.
Of course those who can do and in this case can't criticise. My understanding here is, for Whitman, in this poem, the human soul searches for meaning(s) (religious/spiritual, or 'absolute' connections), with the world or universe like the spider throws out threads of web to connect them to material surroundings. (Report) Reply
The comparison is inaccurate. A noiseless, patient spider,
I mark’d, where, on a little promontory, it stood, isolated;
Mark’d how, to explore the vacant, vast surrounding,
It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself;
Ever unreeling them—ever tirelessly speeding them.
And you, O my Soul, where you stand,
Surrounded, surrounded, in measureless oceans of space,
Ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing, —seeking the spheres, to connect them;
Till the bridge you will need, be form’d—till the ductile anchor hold;
Till the gossamer thread you fling, catch somewhere, O my Soul.
Form: Not bad for website link 10 lines, huh? By this point (1868), it had been more than ten years since the first publication of Whitman's famous Leaves of Grass. He wasn’t everyone’s favorite poet, but he was established enough that he could get poems published in magazines. A noiseless patient spider essay. This is definitely a master chef at work.
A Noiseless Patient Spider is a good example of what makes Whitman great, especially the way he moves from close observation of a tiny thing to taking on the whole universe. To be uninfluenced by todays society, technology, and world events, to be able to write poetry such ad this. His poems jump all over the place, talking about his body, his soul, the people around him, the world, the universe.
To tell you the truth, Whitman can get a little carried away from time to time. Here s a chance to get to know a major poet, and it won t take you all day to wade through it. The who, what, where, when, and why of all your favorite quotes. Go behind the scenes on all your favorite films. We speak tech 2017 Shmoop University. OK, maybe it s more like standing in a wind tunnel of fresh air. Whitman fills this poem with his curiosity, his infectious excitement, and his love for the world. Check out the way he turns a simple, carefully chosen image into a really beautiful metaphor for the human soul. Think of A Noiseless Patient Spider as a perfectly cooked appetizer In just ten lines, you can tell that he’s full of the energy, imagination, and excitement which have made him so popular for so many years. When it comes to really good and really important American poets, is right at the top of the pile. The atmosphere was as such that I ended up writing that impression. (Report) Reply
Nice, symbolism of life. (Report) Reply
A noiseless, patient spider and, Till the gossamer thread you fling, catch somewhere, O my Soul. That s not to say those poems aren t great, too; They re definitely worth checking out.