ENGLISH 131 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Thesis Statement, Fathom, Kenosis

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Specimen days - turns days into specimens of democratic experiment (p8 reader) Days are tests/trials, not sure what they"ll accomplish. Lots of same things he"ll do in poem: lists; analogy tw nature and hum/soc world . Seeing everything thru seeing anything (likes to be in pilot houses getting full sweep) + has to set it into motion, a sweep. Ferry is like the poem, moving strangers together from one place to another; inimitable, streaming (we"ll see lots of kinds of streaming in cbf - vertical, anaphora; horiz, lists; representations of actual river ) Whitmanian self-portrait: self as other, in motion, changing and radiating out to be part of the world (cbf: sees reflection in rippling wake) Terminal mod helps close poem, but doesn"t mean poem"s over. Ing creates a permanent present; ferry is a representation of participiality, going back/forth. Maritime usage: means boat + dock, both sea/land, mobile/fixed. Crossing brooklyn ferry = crossing crossing (brooklyn is just modifier for ferry)

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