James Dougherty: On "A Glimpse"
At some point, [Whitman] penciled a note on the script of the unpublished [poem] "Pictures": "Break all this into several pictures." That is, break open the casque of consciousness in which the images floated . . . and declare its single perceptions to be poems. Several poems from the Calamus sequence, like . . . "A Glimpse," are moving toward independence from the sponsoring mind. . . . In such poems, the order of observation implies a statement of sorts. . . . "A Glimpse" advances from outside to inside, from noisy barroom to quiet nook, from coarse camaraderie to silent intimacy.
|Title||James Dougherty: On "A Glimpse"||Type of Content||Criticism|
|Criticism Author||James Dougherty||Criticism Target||Walt Whitman|
|Criticism Type||Poet||Originally Posted||14 May 2020|
|Publication Status||Excerpted Criticism||Publication||Walt Whitman and the Citizen’s Eye|
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