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Authors

Milton Hindus

Peer Reviewed

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Abstract

Examines and compares the attitudes of Whitman and Dickinson to their respective (and sometimes imagined) readers; explores the tensions in Whitman between his emphasis on democratic and egalitarian principles and his awareness that "some readers are more equal than others," and proposes that his poems express an appeal "to some 'choice,' sophisticated and learned readers."

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Copyright © 1983 The University of Iowa

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