A student deeds “to have eyes, blood, complexion” (Whitman), three defining characteristics of an individual, to accomplish anything. He strengthens his argument through the use Of the word “you” by always relating his argument to the reader. Next, powering active phrases such as “go, dear friend… Commence to-day” (Whitman) inspire his readers to get out of their seats and stimulate reform that very day.

Whitman encouraging and powerful style, using apostrophe and second person verbs, strengthens his argument that it is necessary to be an individual to bring about reform. Using the strong word magnet” and capitalizing the “P” in “Personality”, Whitman argues further that great character is needed for a student to be the center of a crowd as opposed to a shadow following others. Whitman states that if a student has such qualities, “has such a body and soul… Hen you enter the crowd an atmosphere of desire and command enters with you, and every one is impressThrough the use of strong and encouraging phrases, Whitman demonstrates what is necessary to become the focus of the “crowd”. Whitman ties the idea of increasing “Personality” to become the center of the crowd, so that people will listen when a student attempts to “reform”. Whitman hints that people are opposed to reform and change; therefore, it sakes a great deal of character and individuality to tell people they are wrong.

His conclusion, in the second sentence, “the greater the reform needed, the greater the Personality you need to accomplish it”, states that to go contradict others, to tell them they are wrong, requires a great deal of character. He points out that the more revolutionary the “reform” necessary is, the greater individuality needed. Perhaps Whitman has been well received because his messages are always positive and encouraging, just like in this poem: he tells students how to achieve exactly what a one could only dream of.