|The cause of
death was mostly old age: Whitman’s lungs had collapsed, although he had
suffered health problems for several years since his stroke in 1873.
|This was the
man, who, as he says in Song of Myself,
|I too am not a
bit tamed, I too am untranslatable.
|I sound my
barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.
|The song of
myself begins with “I,” but it ends with “you.”