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Authors

Nils Clausson

Peer Reviewed

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Abstract

Analyzes Whitman’s 1860 “Calamus” number 9 poem, “Hours continuing long,” as an unconventional sonnet that responds thematically and structurally to Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29 (“When in disgrace with fortune”), and that echoes Shakespeare’s sonnet while simultaneously reshaping his personal poem about same-sex love into a “political protest against having to suffer, like countless others, in silence.”

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