Kerry C. Larson: On "For You O Democracy"

Legislated Union, in the wake of failed resolutions and bloody compromises, seemed more than ever a contradiction in terms, a premonition given added vehemence in "For You O Democracy". . . . It goes without saying that these pious exhorations count as little more than stop-gap measures, wishful prophecies whose inflated optimism is portentous in its own right.

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Title Kerry C. Larson: On "For You O Democracy" Type of Content Criticism
Criticism Author Kerry C. Larson Criticism Target Walt Whitman
Criticism Type Poet Originally Posted 14 May 2020
Publication Status Excerpted Criticism Publication Whitman's Drama Consensus
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