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Abstract

Proposes that "Whitman in his later years enacted a comic 're-pose' beholden to a western tradition of comedy and a stoic ethos of 'playing one's part' in Nature's cosmic drama," and emphasizes the poet's "increasing dependence upon Stoic detachment" that "masked a level of anxiety the poet perhaps could hardly admit to himself."

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