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a. a child
"Song of myself" is a poem in the book "Leaves of Grass," first published in 1855 by the American journalist Walt Whitman. This book was a watershed in the Poetic Letters, because it definitively broke with the stylistic rules metric and rhyme until then adopted by the American poets, who clearly imitated the European poets.
In "Song of myself" the poet states that a child asked him what blade of grass was and he replied that he knows what it is as much as the child knows. This is present in the following stanza:
"One child said, What is the blade of grass? bringing a
tuft in his hands;
What do I tell her? I know as much as her what
is the blade of grass."
In “Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman, a child asks Whitman what a blade of grass is.
Song of Myself" is a poem by Walt Whitman (1819-1892) that is included in his work Leaves of Grass.
In the first line, American poet Walt Whitman kindly informs the reader that he is going to celebrate himself throughout the entire poem.
Whitman wrote his verses without a regular form, meter, or rhythm. His lines are highly rhythmic, and they have a mesmerizing chant-like quality.