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Whitman's "Song of Myself":Multiple Identities in a Dual Context Author: Tim-hung Ku(Graduate Institute of English College of Liberal Arts)


Walt Whitman (1819-1892) towards the end of "Song of Myself" (the untitled long opening poem in the first edition of Leaves of Grass in 1885, slightly revised and called "Song of Myself" in the 1881 edition) was aware of the seem-, ing contradictions in his ideas and expressions in the poem; but almost immediate-ly, he took them as "multitudes," necessary to the Wholeness, rather than "con-tradictions:"

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