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"Taking All Hints to Use Them": The Sources of "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking"

Author: Michael Vande Berg

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    "Taking All Hints to Use Them": The Sources of "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking"

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Adds to the already significant list of cited sources for "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking" by showing how the basic material of the poem "can also be traced to several Tennyson poems, to Byron, Coleridge, Shelley, Blake, Shakespeare, The Old Testament, and even to articles of literary criticism that Whitman is known to have had in his possession"; goes on to suggest that Whitman's poetic technique imitates the mockingbird creating an original song out of pieces of other birds' songs.

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Vande Berg, M., (1985) “"Taking All Hints to Use Them": The Sources of "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking"”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 2(4), 1-20. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1088

Rights: Copyright © 1985 Michael Vande Berg

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01 Apr 1985
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