Read and analyze "When I heard the Learn'd Astronomer" by Walt Whitman.?
What Romantic ideas does it express, and how does the structure of the poem reinforce the meaning?
When I heard the learn'd astronomer;
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me; When I was shown the charts and the diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them;
When I, sitting, heard the astronomer, where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room,
How soon, unaccountable, I became tired and sick;
Till rising and gliding out, I wantder'd off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
Look'd up in perfect silence at the stars.
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