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More About This Poem A Noiseless Patient Spider By Walt Whitman About this Poet Walt Whitman is America’s world poet—a latter-day successor to Homer, Virgil, Dante, and Shakespeare. In Leaves of Grass (1855, 1891-2), he celebrated democracy, nature, love, and friendship. This monumental work chanted praises to the body as well as to the ...

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In this poem, the speaker observes a noiseless, patient spider on a promontory (a rock outcropping over the ocean). It leaves a mark on its vast surroundings by weaving its web. In the second stanza, the speaker compares the spider to his soul, which is always trying to make connections in the world ...

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The speaker in Walt Whitman's poem, "A Noiseless, Patient Spider," is reflecting on his soul, using a spider as a metaphor. He is telling of when he watched an isolated spider working to make connections around him by spinning a web.

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A noiseless, patient spider and, Till the gossamer thread you fling, catch somewhere, O my Soul. A comparison 'tween soul's act and the act of spider and insisted keep patience, be patient..and this is the best thing..

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A Noiseless Patient Spider - A noiseless patient spider. A noiseless patient spider, I mark'd where on a little promontory it stood isolated, Mark'd how to explore the vacant vast surrounding, It launch'd forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself, Ever unreeling them, ever tirelessly speeding them.

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A line by line analysis of Walt Whitman's poem, "A Noiseless, Patient Spider"

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‘A noiseless patient spider, I’: this is ambiguous, since that opening line could refer to the thing being observed (which does, indeed, turn out to be the case) or to the ‘I’ doing the observing (where ‘noiseless patient spider’ would be used metaphorically to suggest the speaker’s patience and silence in observing).

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Critical Analysis of A Noiseless Patient Spider. The poem can be read in a number of ways resulting in a number of interpretations. However, this is not what is unique to this poem. What is unique to this poem is its overlapping levels and literary devices.

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Brief summary of the poem A Noiseless Patient Spider. Walt Whitman describes a spider beginning to work on its web. It’s doing the trickiest, most uncertain part of the job: trying to lay down the first line.

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Technical analysis of A Noiseless Patient Spider literary devices and the technique of Walt Whitman ... Poetry / A Noiseless Patient Spider / Literary Devices ; ... Speaker. All right, Whitman is a genius and all, but, let’s take a step back. Imagine that some guy comes up to you on a bus, and tells you that he was looking at this spider and ...