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Abstract

Examines Whitman's fondness for "putting forth two assertions followed by a negation cutting against the grain of emphasis" and tracks the source of this pattern to Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Qveene, then suggests the larger ramifications of what Whitman called "the not-too-damned sure spirit."

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Copyright © 2004 Kenneth M Price

DOI

10.13008/2153-3695.1759

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