Song of the open road poem appreciation - class 12

Song of the open road poem appreciation


(A5) (i) With the help of the following points, write a poetic appreciation of the poem ‘Song of the Open Road’.



  • The title - Song of the open road is the appropriate title for the poem because the poet has described his journey in the way freedom. In this poem the poet is describing open road as his metaphoric journey of freedom, independance and sweet memories. It is talent from the collection, 'Leaves of grass'.

  • About the poem / poet - Walt Whitman He is an American poet who is known as the ' The father of free verse'.  He is famous for his poems which always talk for independence, joy of life, freedom.



  • The theme - Poem deals with optimism, freedom joy and responsibility. In the poem the poet encourages the reader to be true with yourself. Don't expect anything from anyone. You are the one who can make your future. You can choose your destiny on your own.

  • Poetic style - The poet composed this poem in free verse form. Also the poet has not used any kind of rhyming scheme, length of lines and stanza pattern are not equal.

  • The language/ poetic devices used in the poem - There are many poetic devices used in this poemsuch as - Metaphor, alliteration, repetition, paradox etc. The poet also has used different symbols in his poem like freedom, opportunity, joy of life and optimism.

  • Special features - The poet has put last stanza in bracket. It shows there is meaningful relationship between him and delicious burdens. It also explains the meaning of life in simple way.

  • Message, values, morals in the poem - The poem teaches us to live happy life and be optimistic. We should believe in ourselves. Don't expect anything from anyone.

  • Your opinion about the poem - Song of the open road is an inspirational and very beautiful poem. The poet encourages us to enjoy life's each and every moment and free world. The poet also encourages us to be free from all expectations and free for life.

Song of the open road poem appreciation

Appreciation of poem Song of the open road.



With the help of the following points, write a poetic appreciation of the 

poem ‘Song of the Open Road’.

• About the poem / poet and the title 

• The theme 

• Poetic style

• The language/ poetic devices used in the poem

• Special features

• Message, values, morals in the poem

• Your opinion about the poem



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