Read each of these passages from "Song of Myself." Then determine which statement comes closest to the attitude or world view that Whitman expresses in the passage. Take a screenshot of your score report to submit on the next page.
a. People should not interfere with nature.
b. Observation of nature is a valuable activity.
c. Only lazy people have time to enjoy nature.
a. Any individual's voice is a humble voice, prone to error.
b. The human soul is essentially the same in every time and place.
c. If poetry does not express new ideas and feelings, it is worthless.
a. Life is an active business, not a passive one.
b. Good health is essential to leading a good life.
c. As one grows older, one naturally slows down.
a. Wild creatures can inspire a sense of adventure in people.
b. People are essentially followers, looking for a strong leader.
c. Birds are unpleasant creatures that send secret messages few humans can understand.
a. People who contradict themselves are phony hypocrites.
b. To feel shame for being overweight is a foolish contradiction.
c. The human spirit is capable of contradictions, which is no bad thing.
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