I Sing the Body Electric

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Walt Whitman (1819—1892) American poet

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Poem by Whitman, untitled in the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass, later called “Poem of the Body” as a section of “Children of Adam,” and given its present title in 1867. It celebrates the anatomy and the form of men, women, and children, declaring, “These are not the parts and poems of the Body only, but of the Soul, O I say now these are the soul!”

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