This essay is about song analysis.

Nevertheless, in the past century, American poetry has received the recognition it deserves from the creative poetic compositions of Walt Whitman, who has been called “the father of American poetry.” His dynamic style and uncommon content is well exhibited in his famous poem “Song of Myself,” giving a direction to the American writers of posterity....

With each of the four stages I will use song lyrics to help analyze these stages.

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This essay shall explore the elements of two versions of one song.

I will be analyzing two songs performed by the same artist but performed with two different bands....

I will Accept nothing which all cannot have their counterpart of on the same terms." This is Whitman's expression of the idea of democracy taken from "Song of Myself." In this all encompassing interpretation Whitman says that the freedom offered by democracy is for all not a chosen few.