I need help with a Literature question. All explanations and answers will be used to help me learn.
In “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,” Whitman imagines that each subsequent traveler on the ferry would look into the water and see the same visions that he saw. “Closer yet I approach you…I consider’d long and seriously of you before you were born,” he writes. In this and many other poems in Leaves of Grass, Whitman seems to be talking directly to you, the future reader of his poems. How does it feel to be directly addressed? Does this change the way you read the book?
Don’t write this as an essay. Stick to the question and use simple and clear words. Make it personal