Whitman's Self-Prescribed Sounds

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Authors
Ula, Fran
Issue Date
2017
Type
Thesis
Keywords
School of Letters, University of the South , School of Letters Thesis, 2017 , Walt Whitman , Anxiety , Prescriptive Poetics , Language barriers , Ecstasy , Linguistics
Abstract
Argues Whitman’s journey is a spiritual attempt at expanding the boundaries of self, particularly as illustrated in “Song of Myself” as it contrasts to “Song of Songs.” Further contends Whitman’s poetic experimentation is inherent with anxiety and a prescriptive dialectic.
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