In the 1989 movie Dead Poet’s Society, Robin Williams plays an English teacher at a New England prep school in 1959. Poetry is his means of conveying important life messages to his students.
In one scene, he quotes some lines from Walt Whitman’s “O Me! O Life!”, from Leaves of Grass (1892). A recent commercial for the iPad Air uses the audio from that scene. But the poem deserves to be considered in full.
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