The well known first line starts with the first person speaker's own experience, looking back over an indefinite time period, of those around him losing their minds.
Writing and talk do not prove me, I carry the plenum of proof and every thing else in my face, With the hush of my lips I wholly confound the skeptic. Douglas for the first time. Hartmann's setting is compared to the intentions of Igor Stravinsky 's ballet The Rite of Spring where it was not "a representation of the natural phenomenon of the season, but an expression of ritualistic violence cast in sharp relief against the fleeting tenderness and beauty of the season.
The Lines 1. The poet begins to remind us, as he will repeatedly in these final sections of the poem, that he is, after all, dead, and we are alive.
After references to politics, economics, and the nobility of the world of the Noh and the ritual dance of the moon-nymph in Hagaromo that dispels mortal doubt, the canto closes with an extended fertility hymn to Dionysus in the guise of his sacred lynx. According to Warren, Whitman "uses anaphora, the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of lines; epistrophe, the repetition of the same words or phrase at the end of lines, and symploce the combined use of anaphora and epistrophethe repetition of both initial and terminal words.
Put the two together and you have a potent mix of life and death, whilst the latter suggests time in the clink, behind bars The best minds again being taken away by officials - despite or because of the waving genitals and manuscripts Another theme sees Ecbatanathe seven-walled "city of Dioce", blend with the city of Wagadufrom the African tale of Gassire's Lute that Pound derived from Frobenius.
Quoting extensively from primary sources, including Malatesta's letters, Pound especially focuses on the building of the church of San Francesco, also known as the Tempio Malatestiano.
You are also asking me questions and I hear you, I answer that I cannot answer, you must find out for yourself.