An Analysis of Walt Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” from the Wall Street Journal

Check out this article from the Wall Street Journal on Walt Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry”, where the writer, Benjamin Shull, analyzes the poem’s timelessness and human truths.

So often in his poems, Whitman begins from particulars — individual people and the jobs they perform, fleeting impressions of nature — and then proceeds to meditate more broadly on the commonalities he feels with humanity, nay, the whole cosmos.” – Benjamin Shull

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