Notes on its themes, n.d.
to exhibition object
A thoughtful reader of German birth and education but long in
the U.S. has said that some of the main features and themes of
Leaves of Grass may be designated as Individuality Inevitable Law
Democracy Physical health Comradeship the Indissoluble Union Good
Will to other lands Modernness Respect to the Past Open air Nature
Grandeur of Labor The old Perfect State Equality With Modernness
like a canopy over all, and a resumption of the old Greek ideas
of nudity and the divinity of the body with the Hebrew sacredness
of paternity. The War The South The Sea, Poems of Death The Night
are also frequently recurring themes.