First published in the Civil War collection Drum-Taps (1865), “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer” is one of Whitman’s best-known lyrics. Feel free to post here any questions, observations, or feedback that might have occurred to you as you took our brief course on the poem. Whether or not you’ve seen the video, we’re interested in hearing your thoughts about this enduring lyric. Let the conversation begin!
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