Unformatted text preview: 3. The word “publish’d” means that he was announcing his homosexuality to the world. Whitman uses this word twice in this poem to emphasize his ability to announce his homosexuality 4. One theme of the poem is loneliness and another is homosexuality. There is a theme of loneliness because he was alone before this and nobody else felt his homosexuality the same way he did....
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- Fall '08
- Homosexuality, Woods, Cameron Palmer, Untrodden Preliminary Analysis