My first reaction when I read this is why did this guy choose to make this into a poem instead of a normal piece of text like a short story. Hee probably has his reasons and there is probably more to it than I am noticing. Besides that, something that really caught my attention is how he kept the idea of the outdoors in this throughout and giving it a deeper meaning than most people would. I can see now that he is a true transcendentalist with his blades of grass analogy. Also, I could tell that he was not a judger of character based on their color or on their beliefs. He definitely is way ahead of his time writing about these sorts of things. My favorite thing about the poem is the imagery used. The poem has put quite a vivid picture into my head whilst I was reading it. What I did not like about the poem is that there were too many things that were in place of others making it hard to understand sometimes. I see the people all being together as one with each other while also being a part of God as one element of transcendentalism. Also, I noticed about how all people are equal which also ties in with transcendentalism. It would be difficult to put my understanding of myself into words like Walt Whitman. Not only putting it into poetry but also trying to get as much written as he does while also keeping the reader entertained. First, I might start off writing about my personality and what I think of society as a whole. Finally, I might also write about why I do some of the things I do and whether or not it fits in with the behavioral traits of humans.