The Portable Walt Whitman
Penguin, 30 դեկ, 2003 թ. - 608 էջ
A comprehensive collection of Whitman's most beloved works of poetry, prose, and short stories
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For most readers, rhyme and meter have come to look archaic. In that way, if in no other, we have all fallen under Whitman's influence. The 1855 preface agitates for this revolution in taste, in its somewhat cryptic way.
Whitman's long line, for example, does not look like earlier poetry, but it is a device in its own right. In earlier English verse, and most later free verse for that matter, the arbitrary line break sustains a constant tension against ...
“I look in vain for the poet I describe,” Emerson had said in that lecture. Thirteen years later, when he received the unsolicited book from a stranger, Emerson evidently decided he had found what he was looking for.
Damn him! how he does defile me, How he informs against my brother and sister and takes pay for their blood, How he laughs when I look down the bend after the steamboat that carries away my woman. This rhetoric of insurgency, ...
Stop this day and night with me and you shall possess the origin of all poems, You shall possess the good of the earth and sun, (there are millions of suns left,) You shall no longer take things at second or third hand, nor look through ...