Conceptual poetry is an early twenty-first-century literary society, self-described by its experts as an act of uncreative writing. In conceptual poetry, the assumption is often used as a means to create new work, Work that is focused more on the original concept rather than the final product of the poem.
The poem, a requiem, is thought to be based on an intensely personal experience of the poet. What that experience was is a favourite but fruitless field of speculation for Whitman’s biographers. The poem proclaims the victory of eternal life over death. The concept of the poem is not stated openly, but it comes naturally from a recollection of the narrator’s childhood days. Whitman creatively reconstructs the childhood experience of this inquisitive fella and also shows the transition of how the boy becomes a man, and Moreover, how the man becomes, a poet.
The time order is of as much importance to the poem as is the growth of the consciousness of the poet. Memory plays an important part in this dramatic development. Initial, the boy tries to grip the moving song of the mockingbird. Later, the boy replaces the bird as a significant character in the drama because he endeavours to anger the element of the bird’s song with the secret coming from the sea; this synthesis is, of importance, to this poem. The word death is pleasant because it is essential for reawakening. Therefore, the secret of life which the boy understands from the sea is the recurring pattern of birth to death to rebirth. In conclusion, all the poem talks about is just an assumption of the writer’s perspective of it.