What do you think grass symbolizes in this poem?

Whitman continues the metaphor of seeing grass as the rebirth of the dead into the cyclical nature of life. He makes this a hopeful message by saying that death is actually “luckier” than life. The way that Whitman speaks about matter never disappearing just being reused and reformed feels almost scientific.

What does I celebrate myself and sing myself and what I assume you shall assume For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you mean?

Read the line from “Song of Myself.” For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. What is the effect of the word “atom” in this line and later in the poem? It emphasizes the narrator’s belief that every parcel of the Earth belongs to everyone.

What STDs can you get from a toilet seat?

While it is highly unlikely that you can get an STD from a toilet seat, in very rare cases, trichomoniasis or pubic lice (crabs) could be transmitted via a toilet seat if you make direct genital contact with the seat.

Can I get an STI if my partner is clean?

If 2 people who don’t have any STDs have sex, it’s not possible for either of them to get one. A couple can’t create an STD from nothing — they have to get spread from one person to another.

What does uncut hair of graves mean?

The grass also becomes, through the voice of Whitman, the “beautiful uncut hair of graves.” The poet talks about the dead who were old, as well as the dead who were young — “offspring taken soon out of their mothers’ laps”.

What does the expression houses and rooms symbolize in the poem Song of Myself?

Houses and rooms represent civilization; perfumes signify individual selves; and the atmosphere symbolizes the universal self. The self is conceived of as a spiritual entity which remains relatively permanent in and through the changing flux of ideas and experiences which constitute its conscious life.

What does I loaf and invite my soul mean?

Explanation: It means to be lazy or existing aimlessly with a sinister intent. However, it could be used as a loaf of bread in a sentence. In the stanza, the poet has used the line “I loafe and invite my soul,” shows that the poet is relaxing and trying to spend some spiritual time.