Read the excerpt from "Song of Myself."
Long enough have you dream'd contemptible dreams,
Now I wash the gum from your eyes,
You must habit yourself to the dazzle of the light and of every moment of your
Long have you timidly waded holding a plank by the shore,
Now I will you to be a bold swimmer,
To jump off in the midst of the sea, rise again, nod to me, shout, and laughingly
dash with your hair.
What theme is suggested by this excerpt?
People should be brave, take risks, and embrace all aspects of life.
People should be careful when taking chances that they can handle the outcome.
People should take the time to appreciate the beauty that surrounds them each day.
People should be lighthearted and carefree and avoid taking life too seriously.