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

Book Review   by:akso6o175     Original Author: Andy Kester Sawian
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  :    this poem is dedicating ? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    the rain forms a link between the shy and the earth. how does it do so? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    why is the rain compared to a song? ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    because the falling of the rain drops is like a soft melody which resemble to a beautiful song. Friday, July 25, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    what is the meaning of the last 2 lines and why are they within the bracket ?????? ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    they are within the brackets because they are not a part of the conversation between the poet and rain.these lines are the thoughts of the narrator which draws a parallel similarity between music and rain. Sunday, August 24, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    how does the rain gives back life to its own origin? ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    its all science-the rain water heated up and get converted into vapours, the vapours cools down and changed into water again ...vice -versa ........ Tuesday, July 15, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    details about the poet View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    poor description. As a matter of fact, not a description. View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    central idea of the poem ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    the central idea of the poem is that the rain is the real song and it is the song of the earth . when rain comes it is very joyful to bath in the rain. rain removes the drought,atomies and dust particles. it spreads happiness and left a smyle on our face. Tuesday, July 22, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    is this poem about ( 2 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    in this poem, the poet asks the rain about its identity. and in return;to poet's amazement, the rain shower give him a detailed answer. through this poem, walt whitman describes the beauty and nature of the rain. Friday, July 25, 2014
  1. Answer  :    this poem shows that the author is telling about the rain and he is also talking with it Tuesday, July 15, 2014
  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
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  1. 11. HAMS

    fa2 exam

    summary was i'think I can write something In tomarrow's exam abt this poem!!

    1 Rating Wednesday, July 30, 2014
  2. 10. asmeeta


    The Summary was not much helpful!! :(

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


    i got very much help i liked it very much

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

    english poetry

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

    2 Rating Tuesday, October 02, 2012
  5. 7. debarun

    my feelings


    2 Rating Thursday, September 20, 2012

    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
  7. 5.


    quite good

    1 Rating Tuesday, March 06, 2012
  8. 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
  9. 3.


    the summary is not helpful at all

    4 Rating Wednesday, January 11, 2012



    2 Rating Sunday, October 16, 2011