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A poem theme

  • Whitman Archive Title: A poem theme
  • Whitman Archive ID: duk.00707
  • Repository ID: Box II-5B 102
  • Repository: Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in the Trent Collection of Whitmaniana, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • Date: 1850-1860
  • Genre: prose
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten; print
  • View Images: 1
  • Content: A green scrap of paper with a brief note about a potential theme for a poem: "Be happy." Below the note is pasted a newspaper clipping with a story attributed to Aristotle. There is no known connection between the note or the clipping to Whitman's published poetry or prose. An image of the verso is unavailable.

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