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Song of the Broad-Axe - stanza 4

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"Song of the Broad-Axe - stanza 4" is a powerful and evocative poem by Walt Whitman that delves into the theme of labor and the importance of hard work. The imagery used in this stanza is vivid and striking, painting a picture of the rough and demanding work of using a broad-axe to shape timber.

Whitman's language is rich and flowing, creating a sense of movement and rhythm that mimics the swinging of the axe. The poem captures the physicality and intensity of the labor, as well as the satisfaction and pride that comes from creating something with one's own hands.

Overall, "Song of the Broad-Axe - stanza 4" is a compelling and thought-provoking poem that celebrates the value of hard work and craftsmanship. Whitman's words resonate with a timeless message that is sure to inspire readers to appreciate the beauty and significance of manual labor.

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This Weekly Poem is an excerpt from Song of the Broad-axe (4th Stanza) by Walt Whitman, who was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse.

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