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For Him I Sing by Walt Whitman


"For Him I Sing" is a poem written by Walt Whitman. We can only assume whom this poem is about. However, it seems as it is someone close to him, perhaps his own father. He speaks of his roots, thus makes me think it is such. He says that he still remembers this person and tries to make his life like his.

This poem consists of one stanza with four lines.


For Him I Sing

For him I sing, 
(As some perennial tree, out of its roots, the present on the past:)
With time and space I him dilate—and fuse the immortal laws,
To make himself, by them, the law unto himself.

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Literary Movement
19th Century

Father, Memory

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