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Adds to the already significant list of cited sources for "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking" by showing how the basic material of the poem "can also be traced to several Tennyson poems, to Byron, Coleridge, Shelley, Blake, Shakespeare, The Old Testament, and even to articles of literary criticism that Whitman is known to have had in his possession"; goes on to suggest that Whitman's poetic technique imitates the mockingbird creating an original song out of pieces of other birds' songs.


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