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Leaves of Grass
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  • Still Though the One I Sing Still though the one I sing, (One, yet of contradictions made,) I dedicate to Nationality, I leave in him revolt, (O latent right of insurrection!
  • (Not songs of loyalty alone are these, But songs of insurrection also, For I am the sworn poet of every dauntless rebel the world over, And he going with me leaves peace and routine behind him, And stakes his life to be lost at any moment.

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  • The insurrection spread throughout the country.
  • The civil rights activists were charged with inciting insurrection—a capital offense in Georgia.

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