"To a Stranger" http://www.bartleby.com/142/52.html
"Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/20006
"Song of the Broad-Axe" Sections 9 - 12 http://www.bartleby.com/142/81.html
Whitman's Use of Apostrophe
Whitman’s poems contain seemingly contradictory possibilities. Strangers are intimate acquaintances. Being part of a crowd results in meaningful chance encounters. Noisy, busy activities create a shared experience. Anonymity creates a sense of solidarity and fellowship. Whitman’s use apostrophe allows him to combine these otherwise disparate elements.