Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) I concentrate toward them that are nigh, I wait on the door-slab. Leaves of Grass - Seite 68von Walt Whitman - 1883 - 382 SeitenVollansicht
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...the poem's major effects. "Do I contradict myself?" the gender-inclusive speaker asks, further on: Very well then .... I contradict myself; I am large .... I contain multitudes. (55) Almost all the poem's readers have remarked on the speaker's egotism and grandiosity — Leo Marx...