"A Noiseless Patient Spider" Walt whitman


In the first stanza, Walt Whitman, noticed a spider. He describes the spider as being patient and noiseless. Whitman recognizes the empty surrounding the spider is in. As Whitman watches the spider, he watches the spider launch its filament, or thread like object out. The spider uses good energy while launching the filament. The spider's filament is always going.
Whitman starts to describe his soul in the second stanza. Whitman feels like his soul is disconnected in a unlimited amount of space. He is always thinking, or venturing ways, to connect his soul. His soul will wonder until he gets attached to something
Throughout the whole poem, Whitman is comparing hisself to a spider that he notices. He feels hopeless or detached from everyone. He doesn't have anyone or have a connection with anyone. He hopes at a point in time he will find the connection.


In the first stanza, Whitman shows a lot of visual imagery. He lets the reader get a thought of the spider being in a empty amount of space. The reader can think of the spider launching out filament. The last line, "Ever unreeling them, ever tirelessly speeding them", creates a image of the spider constantly trying to start his web. The spider is always using the filament.
Stanza 2 helps the reader think of figurative language. His soul being compared to the spider, which makes it a metaphor. He compares everything about his soul to the spider. The quote "measureless oceans of space" gives the reader imagery of a empty amount of space in a ocean. He also describes how he seeks his soul to connect at a point in time. Whitman wants to find hope at some point in time. Just like his soul is very alone, the spider is the same way. Isolated and alone.

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