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dc.contributor.author장정우-
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-04T00:21:20Z-
dc.date.available2019-04-04T00:21:20Z-
dc.date.issued2015-09-
dc.identifier.citation미국학 논집, v. 47, No. 2, Page. 125-143en_US
dc.identifier.issn1226-3753-
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholar.dkyobobook.co.kr/searchDetail.laf?barcode=4010024682423-
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.hanyang.ac.kr/handle/20.500.11754/101466-
dc.description.abstractWhitman portrays his poetic self in overwhelmingly celebrating terms in “Song of Myself.” In 1855, his poetic self is self-sufficient and triumphant. But his poetic self appears totally different in the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass. One of the most remarkable poems about this change is “As I Ebb’d with the Ocean of Life” in which his triumphant self is replaced by the powerless self. This essays examines how strikingly different this poem is from his previous poems. In particular, the contents and style of “As I Ebb’d with the Ocean of Life” are analyzed to explain why Whitman writes this kind of peculiar poem. The poet with his sense of diminution is torn between the ideal self and the actual self in “As I Ebb’d with the Ocean of Life.” While the poet struggles against his self-doubt and despair, he reads symbolically the detritus at his feet left by the ocean. He regards himself as sign and emblem of drift and debris on the shore. In the meantime, the poet excessively magnifies his depression, instead of taking control of his despair. As a matter of fact, he indulges in a bitter self-recrimination expressing his regret for having written his poems. Whitman deliberately intensifies his condition of despair to such an extent that he demonstrates self-annihilation along with self-mocking. His usage of self-annihilation in the poem functions as an effective implement to move him through his limitation and give rise to his reawakening about his readers. It motivates him to turn toward his readers more closely and establish a new relationship with his readers. In this sense, his self-annihilation in “As I Ebb’d with the Ocean of Life” is another version of self-expansion because it works as a stepping-stone to further his relationship with his readers. Whitman’s symbolic self-presentation of himself as debris and drift in the poem ultimately comes to have potential power of his self-expansion because it provides him with an opportunity to embrace his readers.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisher한국아메리카학회en_US
dc.subjectSong of Myselfen_US
dc.subjectAs I Ebb`d with the Ocean of Lifeen_US
dc.subjectself-annihilationen_US
dc.subjectself-expansionen_US
dc.subjectreadersen_US
dc.subjectsignen_US
dc.subjectshoreen_US
dc.subjectoceanen_US
dc.subjectPaumanoken_US
dc.subjectdebrisen_US
dc.subjectgazeen_US
dc.titleWhitman’s “Friable Shore with Trails of Drift”: Self-annihilation as Potential Power of Self-expansionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.no2-
dc.relation.volume47-
dc.relation.page125-143-
dc.relation.journal미국학 논집-
dc.contributor.googleauthor장정우-
dc.relation.code2015039928-
dc.sector.campusE-
dc.sector.daehakCOLLEGE OF LANGUAGES & CULTURES[E]-
dc.sector.departmentDEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE & CULTURE-
dc.identifier.pidjujang-
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