A Noiseless Patient Spider

A Noiseless Patient Spider

"A Noiseless Patient Spider" is a poem by Walt Whitman, published in an 1891 edition of Leaves of Grass. It was originally part of his poem "Whispers of Heavenly Death", written expressly for The Broadway, A London Magazine. It was retitled "A Noiseless Patient Spider" and reprinted as part of a larger cluster in Passage to India (1871).

Walt Whitman
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What is Whitman trying to convey about the human soul by relating it to a spider?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3,4
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