Caution: You are now annotating this song as

You who celebrate bygones,
Who have explored the outward, the surfaces of the races, the life
        that has exhibited itself,
Who have treated of man as the creature of politics, aggregates,
        rulers and priests,
I, habitan of the Alleghanies, treating of him as he is in himself
         in his own rights,
Pressing the pulse of the life that has seldom exhibited itself,
        (the great pride of man in himself,)
Chanter of Personality, outlining what is yet to be,
I project the history of the future.

Edit the description to add:

  • Historical context: the work's place in history, how it was received
  • A summary of the work's overall themes (example: "Here, Byron evokes the classic struggle between virtue and temptation...")
  • A description of the work's overall style and tone
This text has been changed by someone else. Copy your work to your clipboard and click here to reload.