God be with the clown : humor in American poetry
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This study will examine the neglected comic element in American poetry, placing it in the rich and distinctive traditions of American humor.
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Introduction : take care to sell your horse before he dies -- Walt Whitman : stucco'd with quadrupeds and birds all over -- Emily Dickinson : A day! Help! Help! Another day! -- Robert Frost : fighting on both sides at once -- Wallace Stevens : the revenge of music on bassoons -- John Berryman : Me, wag -- Envoi : dance with dread and tweedle.