I've Never Much Cared for Whitman as a Poet

and this analysis of one of his poems doesn't make me change my mind, but fascinates me because I get a sense of what others derive from the work.  It makes it a powerful work--but does it make it good poetry?

And then, of course, it may be that Whitman produces very, very fine poetry that I'm simply incapable of appreciation.  Not in toto, of course, but mostly with Whitman what I find is that he do go on. . . and on. . . and on. . . and on. . . and on.

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