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Shvoong Home>Books>Poetry>Summary of “the Voice of the Rain” by Walt Whitman Review

Summary of “the Voice of the Rain” by Walt Whitman

Book Review   by:akso6o175     Original Author: Andy Kester Sawian
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The speaker enquired from the soft falling shower as to who or what it really is? Though it may appear to be very strange to express it in words, yet the soft rain seemed to give the speaker an answer which can be translated as follows: that it is the poem of the earth that rises eternally from an impalpable; not palpable; incapable of being perceived by the sense of touch; intangible: difficult for the mind to grasp readily or easily:(of powder) so fine that when rubbed between the fingers no grit is felt; something that cannot be touched; portion of the land and the bottomless sea. Upward to heaven, to the immeasurable heights of the sky, from whence it vaguely forms, altogether change and yet the same.
           It descends to lave; (of a river, sea, etc.) to flow along, against, or past; wash: Obsolete. To ladle; pour or dip with a ladle: wash or bathe; the droughts; a period of dry weather, esp. a long one that is injurious to crops: an extended shortage; atomies; tiny particles; and the dust layers of the globe.  All that is in the world without the rain were only seeds that are latent; hidden; and unborn. Eternally, day and night, and round the clock, it gives back life to its own origin, to make the earth pure and beautify it. (For song, issuing from its birth place, after fulfillment, wandering Reck’d or unreck’d, duly with love returns); to have care, concern, or regard (often fol. by of, with, or a clause): to take heed: Archaic . To be of concern or importance; matter.
Published: July 12, 2010   
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  1. Answer   Question  :    poor description. As a matter of fact, not a description. View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    central idea of the poem View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    is this poem about View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    what kind of poem is this about?! < confused> ( 4 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    the poem is about the soft falin shwers on d erth rather the poem is a dialog btw the poet n d rain itslf.The rain had been personified to describe herslf wat she is n wat blessing she showers on the earth. The rain to describes herself as the poem of the earth and it is appropriate too because we know poetry is the spontaneous ovrflw of felngs.d rain gives voice to the feling of the earth.The soft falling showr strngly enugh givs ans. to the poets ques.d vioc of d rain tel shes poem of the eart Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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  1. Answer  :    this poem is bout wars.rain drops refer to bullets from aircrafts and they kill all the things on earth except water.hope this helps Saturday, January 11, 2014
  1. Answer  :    what type of question is this? its about rain! RAIN! Tuesday, December 10, 2013
  1. Answer   Question  :    list the pair of opposites found in the poem.??. View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    TYPE YOUR QUESTION ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    what are the similarities between the rain and a song Tuesday, January 21, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    What is the significance of having the ending lines in brackets? ( 2 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    the lst two lines within the brackets gives an extended meaning to the poem.the poet reminds the reader that after completing the cycle the rain duely comes back to d plac of her origin with love.the rain falls as the song of the earth.aftr rising up n completing her cours,it comes back to the earth. asmeeta:) Wednesday, January 15, 2014
  1. Answer  :    The end lines describe the importance of music to life. i.e. how music enriches life, comparing it with the rain. But since this is detached from the main theme of the poem, it is put in brackets. The brackets here signify the mood the poet is in while writing these lines. Sunday, December 01, 2013
  1. Answer   Question  :    Name the literary devices used in the particular poem along with the lines that reflect them and their explainations too..?? View All
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  1. Answer   Question  :    name the poetic devises used in it ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    oxymorom , alliteration and metaphor Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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  1. 10. asmeeta

    Lit.

    The Summary was not much helpful!! :(

    1 Rating Wednesday, January 15, 2014
  2. 9. hisar

    english

    i got very much help i liked it very much

    1 Rating Wednesday, June 05, 2013
  3. 8. laaaaaaalala

    english poetry

    the summary should have been composed of easier words.......a summary was sought after to understand the poem better..........

    0 Rating Tuesday, October 02, 2012
  4. 7. debarun

    my feelings

    I LIKE THIS POEM VERY MUCH.THIS POEM HAS CREATED A DEEP FEELINGS ON ME.THE SUMMARY IS LIKELY EXPECTED TO BE VERY CONCISE.

    1 Rating Thursday, September 20, 2012
  5. 6. MOULI MUKHOPADHYAY

    sum up of the poem

    It's nice but plz, give a short description...... the summary is long than the poem...

    1 Rating Thursday, July 12, 2012
  6. 5.

    english

    quite good

    1 Rating Tuesday, March 06, 2012
  7. 4. benjamin

    english poem summary

    the poem is an outstanding example of a poem that touches the human heart. a simple and elegant synopsis or summary is required and each and every term's meaning need not be delved into.

    1 Rating Thursday, February 16, 2012
  8. 3.

    english

    the summary is not helpful at all

    4 Rating Wednesday, January 11, 2012
  9. 2. ANUPRIYA SAXENA

    LITERATURE

    IT IS 1 OF THE BEST POEMS OF WITMAN.

    2 Rating Sunday, October 16, 2011
  10. 1. gunjan acharjee

    opinion

    its was quite good.. it made me understand the whole poem..... it gives a very good idea about the poem...

    2 Rating Sunday, September 25, 2011
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