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"Catching the Sign": Catalogue Rhetoric in "The Sleepers"

Author: James Perrin Warren

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    "Catching the Sign": Catalogue Rhetoric in "The Sleepers"

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Abstract

Offers a close reading of "The Sleepers" that uses manuscript drafts and comparisons with its "companion piece," "Song of Myself," to explore how Whitman's "catalogue rhetoric" and "syntactic parallelisms" provide keys to understanding the poem.

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Warren, J. P., (1987) “"Catching the Sign": Catalogue Rhetoric in "The Sleepers"”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 5(2), p.16-34. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1167

Rights: Copyright © 1987 James Perrin Warren

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01 Oct 1987
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