Over The Carnage Rose Prophetic A Voice By Walt Whitman

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What power dose a particular word or phrase have in a poem? The power a word or phrase has is very powerful. I will be giving you an example from a poem. The poems name is Over the carnage rose prophetic a voice written by Walt Whitman. The particular line that I will be using is “If need be, a thousand shall sternly immolate themselves for one.” (7, Walt). This phrase is important to the structure of the poem because the main point of the poem is about how a voice is speaking over a war zone filled with dead bodies. This connects to where in the line it says "thousand shall sternly immolate themselves." Where this is an important to the poem because immolate is to sacrifice. Scenes the poem is about the dead on a war zone it's like saying

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