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A Child Wentby Walt Whitman Transcendentalism s Main The basic truths of the universe are beyond any knowledge that can beobtained through our senses Intuition is therefore the source of real truth.because intuition goes beyond transcends what we can see or hear orwhat can be learned from books Human possibilities are limitless Therefore we should be optimisticabout human nature and human progress God is within us and within all living things . Nature s beauty is a visual aspect of the beauty of human nature Be yourself Accept nothing just because it is widely accepted Investigate for yourself Walt Whitman Whitman created new poetic forms and subjects to fashion.a distinctly American type of poetic expression He rejected conventional themes traditional literaryreferences allusions and rhyme all the accepted formsof poetry in the 19th century He uses long lines to capture the rhythms of natural.speech free verse and vocabulary drawn from everyday Considered America s 1st poet The use of vivid language to generate ideas and orevoke mental images not only of the visual sense but ofsensation and emotion as well . While most commonly used in reference to figurativelanguage imagery can apply to any component of apoem that evoke sensory experience and emotionalresponse and also applies to the concrete things sobrought to mind . Imagery cont Poetry works it magic by the way it uses words to evoke images that carry depths of meaning The poet s carefully described impressions of sight sound smell taste and touch can be transferred to the thoughtful.reader through imaginative use and combinations ofdiction In addition to its more tangible initial impact effective imagery has the potential to tap the innerwisdom of the reader to arouse meditative andinspirational responses . Imagery cont Related images are often clustered or scattered throughout a work thusserving to create a particular mood or tone Images of disease corruption and death for example are recurrent patterns shaping ourperceptions of Shakespeare s Hamlet . Sight Smoke mysteriously puffed out from the clown s ears Sound Tom placed his ear tightly against the wall he could hear a faint but distinctthump thump thump Touch The burlap wall covering scraped against the little boy s cheek Taste A salty tear ran across onto her lips . Smell Cinnamon That s what wafted into his nostrils RepetitionExample I was glad so very very The purposeful re use of glad words and phrases for an Example Half a league half a.effect Sometimes Half a league onward especially with longer Cannon to right of them Cannon to left of them phrases that contain a Cannon in front of themdifferent key word each.Volley d and thunder d time this is calledparallelism It has been acentral part of poetry inmany cultures Many of the.Psalms use this device asone of their unifying Parallel Structure Parallel structure also called parallelism is the repetition of achosen grammatical form within a sentence By making each.compared item or idea in your sentence follow the same grammaticalpattern you create a parallel construction When an author usesparallel structure they increase the readability of your writing bycreating word patterns readers can follow easily Example Not Parallel Ellen likes hiking the rodeo and to take afternoon. Parallel Ellen likes hiking attending the rodeo and taking afternoon naps OR Ellen likes to hike attend the rodeo and take afternoon naps A Child Went Forth How does one make sense of the world from birth to adulthood How does Whitman use Imagery to support his message . How does Whitman s use of repetition support his message How does the imagery of your life show how you understand the What is more important the end result of the journey or thejourney itself .â€œA Child Went Forthâ€ by Walt Whitman . Transcendentalismâ€™s Main Ideas. ... Therefore, we should be optimistic about human nature and human progress. God is within us â€“ and within all living things. Natureâ€™s beauty is a visual aspect of the beauty of human nature. Be yourself.