Metaphysical notions and concepts : Microcosm/ macrocosm Republican/ democracy for Whitman? Idealism? Freedom?
Democracy: not simply political. Democracy in universal scale, much bigger.
Whitman wants university, mask, and identity for everyone. Idea of transcendence.
Very prominent in this century.
Whitman is a free and emancipated man. Privacy is also a type of freedom for him.
a.How do you preserve individuality in collectivity?
B. What is individualism for the poet?
A.The movement between the two is always fluent, going back and forth.
B. An utopian idea