There are many "popular" topics used frequently by authors. Love, religion, and war are some favorites. Two other such topics we typically read about are nature and death. The two can be discussed separately or they can be related to each other. Walt Whitman, a lover of nature, tackled these subjects in "Song of Myself" from Leaves of Grass. Another author who does the same is William Cullen Bryant. Though two very different writers with
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night and close on the peep of day "(Whitman 2745). William Cullen Bryant also has thoughts similar to Whitmanís. In Bryantís "To a Waterfowl," he says, "He
who, from zone to zone, guides through the boundless sky thy certain flight, in the long way that I must tread alone, will lead my steps aright" (Bryant 2676). God is the giver of life and the taker but allows us to continue through the leaves of grass.