Walt Whitman's To A Locomotive In Winter

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“To a Locomotive in Winter” Walt Whitman Pg. 22

When reading Walt Whitman’s poem titled “To a Locomotive in Winter”, you get a beautiful description of his thoughts on a train. When analyzing this poem, you can tell that he is in awe about how technologically advanced this train was. Whitman’s words throughout this poem are filled with excitement and it expresses his attitude as just an overwhelming feeling of admiration toward the locomotive. An example of this being “Type of the modern-emblem of motion and power- pulse of the continent” (Whitman 14,15). He uses human attributes such as pulse to show that it is much more than just a chunk of steel and should be recognized as something much more powerful. Another example of this is seen in