Representing the Kosmos: The Lyric Turn in Whitman's "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking"
Type of Work
Walt Whitman Quarterly Review
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."
Oerlemans, Onno, "Representing the Kosmos: The Lyric Turn in Whitman's "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking"" (1995). Hamilton Digital Commons.
Hamilton Areas of Study
Literature and Creative Writing