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Authors

Onno Oerlemans

Peer Reviewed

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Abstract

Explores "the changing status of the major modes" of literature--here narrative and lyric--in the context of Whitman's oeuvre, focusing especially on "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking" and "As I Ebb'd with the Ocean of Life" and defending the lyric against contemporary, pro-narrative arguments that see lyric modes as solipsistic; argues that "lyric reminds us where freedom may be found and why it matters."

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Copyright © 1995 by The University of Iowa.

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