I am very interested in comparing the different versions of poems. For example, as we sat in class tonight, I happened to open my book to the 1855 version of I Sing the Body Electric, and see how some of the punctuation differed in that edition from what we had read in the 1891-92 version. Also, the lines differed in length, although I couldn’t really investigate the reasons why, since we were talking about something else in the class discussion. So yeah, textual comparisons here I come!
September 15 2009 07:52 pm | Uncategorized