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Critical Essay by M. Jimmie Killingsworth

SOURCE: "Tropes of Selfhood: Whitman's 'Expressive Individualism,'" in The Continuing Presence of Walt Whitman: The Life After the Life, edited by Robert K. Martin, University of Iowa Press, 1992, pp. 39-52.

In the following essay, Killingsworth argues that the concept of expressive individualisma twentieth-century attitude which promotes success as its primary goal and looks to "internal, intuitive measures of achievement" rather than external standardsexemplifies Whitman's beliefs about the nature of selfhood as both individual and universal.

Power ceases in the instant of repose; it resides in the moment of transition from a past to a new state, in the shooting of the gulf, in the darting to an aim. This one fact the world hates, that the soul becomes …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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