Crashing Essays

_if I Had a Choice_ by Walt Whitan

Wave resemblance in Walt Whitman’s “If I Had the Choice” Although not rhythmically or metrically consistent throughout, Walt Whitman’s poem “If I Had the Choice” is very consistent in its attempt to resemble the characteristics, specifically the waves, of the sea; whether read, heard, or seen, the poem’s adaptation to a wave’s nature is clearly evident. Whitman’s use of repeated, but not uniform, rhythm in the poem exposes the “up and down” nature of waves, while the sudden, drastic change…

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