Whitman brings in another theme of romanticism when

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and how people can be so different, yet we are all humans in our own individual place. Whitman brings in another theme of Romanticism when explaining how the other animals are all content and happy where they are, they do not compare each other and “Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things” (Whitman 451). Whitman’s showing that the characteristics of being selfish and unhappy with where we are, are human traits and not bestowed on us from nature. This poem is different from other Romantic poems in such ways that it focused more on the idea of the individualism and being happy with one’s self rather than nature and idea that children are pure innocence. 3. The speaker of “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” is addressing the men and women of his generation and Nature. He talks about all the experiences he has shared with the other men and woman who have ridden on the Brooklyn Ferry. He makes it seem like we are all
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individuals but sometimes share the same experiences. The people on the Brooklyn Ferry see the same views and experience the same feelings when seeing how powerful nature is. The speaker says “I am with you… Just as you feel… so I felt” (Whitman 1).
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