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Walt Whitman (1819–1892).  Leaves of Grass.  1900.

232. What am I, After All?


WHAT am I, after all, but a child, pleas’d with the sound of my own name? repeating it over and over; 
I stand apart to hear—it never tires me. 
  
To you, your name also; 
Did you think there was nothing but two or three pronunciations in the sound of your name? 


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