Explication of “The Noiseless Patient Spider” by Walt Whitman
This essay does not need a formal introduction or conclusion. Begin by giving the title and author of the poem; then move into your paraphrase by paraphrasing the poem stanza by stanza. You may pay particular attention to important lines by directly paraphrasing those lines and then begin a new paragraph, and give me your theme or impression. End by choosing at least two different poetic elements that contribute to the poem’s theme/impression, and explain how those elements convey the theme or impression.
Remember to cite the lines of your paraphrase.