He refers to himself as a "kosmos." The term "kosmos," which means "universe," is essential because it represents a new definition of the poet's self as one who loves all people. Sections 20–25 are dominated by the poet's self-evaluation. He considers himself to be both disgusting and spiritual. Although he is willing to admit his faults, he also believes that good things about him exist too.
In this section, Whitman describes how he feels after waking up from sleep. He says that when he wakes up, he is "disgusted with myself." This shows that even though he knows what he did while asleep, he still feels guilty about it. Also, he claims that there is "filth" on his body when he gets out of bed. This means that even though he tried hard to keep himself clean during his dreams, there are still remnants of evil inside him.
However, despite these feelings, he continues to praise himself for some good qualities he has. For example, he says that he is "spiritual" even though he admits to being disgusted by himself. This means that although he knows that there is evil within him, he refuses to give up hope on what is good.
Finally, he tells himself that even though he is a total failure at love, he remains optimistic about future relationships. He says that even if someone leaves him, he will not hate them but instead feel sorry for them.
The main topic of this poem is the hawk's hubris and vanity in believing that it is the center of the world, the result of "the whole of Creation," and now the director of it. Also, the use of language to deceive is a central part of the poem.
Hawk Roosting is a famous poem by John Milton. It first appeared in 1638 in the English poet John Milton's Paradise Lost. The poem takes place in the Sixth Day of Creation, when God had finished creating all living things. Here, after creating the beasts of field and forest, he creates a bird by which to travel back and forth between earth and heaven:
He made their scales thick and firm, their talons sharp;
Their beaks were formed for food, and fire they do not scorn;
They live on air and heat, and eat the flesh of others.
When God created birds, he also created fear in their hearts, since many of them are predators who want to eat other animals. Therefore, they are all given wings so they can flee from danger. But now that they have life, they wish to share it with all mankind.
In conclusion, the main theme of this poem is pride goeth before a fall.
There are three major themes: the concept of the self, the connection of the self with other selves, and the poet's interaction with natural and cosmic factors. Houses and apartments reflect civilisation; scents represent individual personalities; and the environment represents the collective self. All these elements come together to form a single image of humanity.
The first theme is the concept of the self. It begins with an invocation describing how the poet looks into the mirror and sees "a stranger". He realises that this stranger is him, but he is not happy with what he sees. So, he decides to write about it, explore it, understand it. And here we have the beginning of what would later become known as psychoanalysis. This poem also shows us that our feelings and thoughts are connected: if I think something, I will feel something. Our bodies follow our minds' commands: when we feel sad, we frown; when we feel happy, we smile.
Finally, the last theme is the poet's interaction with natural and cosmic factors. Humans are part of nature, but they are also capable of changing it for the better or the worse. In "Song of Myself" Whitman claims that he is "all things to all men", which means that he tries to reach everyone through his poetry.
In conclusion, the central message of "Song of Myself" is human dignity.
The most important part of Whitman's thinking and work is the notion of self. Whitman sees the ego as both personal and universal. The globe, or cosmos, has a universal or cosmic self, whereas man has an individual self. Man is a unique creation with infinite possibilities.
Whitman uses the term "myself" or "I" in his poems more than 100 times. He also writes about "we" and "our" many times. These words are used to describe the feelings of unity that all living things experience when they are not thinking about themselves. When two people embrace each other it is because they experience a feeling of oneness which can be described as "love". Love is an emotion that exists between all living things that have eyes to see and hearts to feel. Love is how nature wants us to relate to one another and to find peace.
Love is an action of the will directed toward another person. Self-love is just as necessary as other-love. We need to love ourselves so we can better understand what others are going through and thus be able to help them.
Whitman's message of love and acceptance can help us deal with our pain and find peace. Through his works, Walt Whitman has shown us that no matter what happens to us, we should never stop loving life even if it hurts.