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The Poetics of Androgyny and the Connotation of Leaves of Grass

Author: YangXueMei
Tutor: LiuZhiLiang
School: Guizhou University
Course: English Linguistics
Keywords: Androgyny Integrated Creativity Sexual Politics
Type: Master's thesis
Year: 2006
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Androgyny firstly was regarded as a theory in the psychology of Jung, it was developed by Virginia Woolf and was elucidated further. Woolf pointed out that an ideal state of writing is the cooperative working of a man’s brain and a woman’s brain, she pointed out further that a great writer should possess an androgynous brain. Bacheland Gaston believed that androgyny is the premise of perfect creative power. Marslow named the harmonious intermingling and transferring from animus to anima Integrated Creativity. And he further observed people who keep their animus and anima in a healthy and harmonious balance often have a more genuine, childlike innocent performance with no constraints. In such a state the perfect harmony of animus and anima and the artistic authenticity become a unitary being.As a valuable theory of feminism, androgyny is ascending to the position of poetics gradually. By interpreting the poetic works of Whitman, I attempt to prove that it is under the double-voice consciousness and in a childlike state that Whitman writes many of his poems successfully.Firstly, Whitman is a daring defender of sex in literature. His poem to A Common Prostitute subverts the traditional relationship between sex and woman, the prostitute in the poem is treated as a person rather that a sex machine. Secondly, being deeply influenced by the development in biological science in 19th century, Whitman realized the importance of healthy sex needs and believed in the sacredness of sex. He wrote many poems eulogize sex and body. Most importantly, Whitman experienced the Women’s Rights movement and was associated with some women active in the movement. He learned much from the movement and some of his poems in effect reflect the women’s thoughts at that time. He rewrote Genesis, in which the fall of Eve and Adam was rewritten as the ascending of body and soul, hence body and eros is eulogized. In section 11 of Song of Myself, the poet blurred the gender bounds and

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