Beaches in Summer Color Palette

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As the title says, this poem is about how Walt Whitman visualizes the scenic beauty on a beach at night. The poem has an interesting structure. In the second stanza, the lines begin with the word “All”. It is an example of anaphora. Whitman uses this device to depict how a vast similitude interlocks everything around the beach, with beauty and peace.

A VAST SIMILITUDE interlocks all,
All spheres, grown, ungrown, small, large, suns, moons, planets,
comets, asteroids,
All the substances of the same, and all that is spiritual upon the
All identities that have existed, or may exist, on this globe, or any
All lives and deaths–all of the past, present, future;
This vast similitude spans them, and always has spann’d, and shall
forever span them, and compactly hold them, and enclose them.

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