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Critical Comparisons Between Whitman And Dickinson Godeys Magazine November 1896 printed Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman and Poe are this nations most original contributions to the worlds poetry Poe was typical only to Poe But Emily Dickinson and Whitman with their unbending comradery with God and humanity are our best realizations of the distinctively American spirit Both Dickinson and Whitman are regarded as the founders of modern American poetry Walt Whitman1819-1892 for the time was breaking new ground with his diverse energetic verse with regards to subject matter form and style whether talking about overlooked things in nature such as a single blade of grass or even our own hearing Emily Dickinson 1830-1886 while living a life of seclusion never really leaving her birthplace was very adventurous internally She was well read in English literature often deeply exploring her own thoughts While Whitman and Dickinson are referred to as founders of modern American poetry they are strikingly different in terms of stylistic devices and subject matter The poem Once I passed through a Populous City by Whitman is characteristic of his long open lines Once I passd through a populous city imprinting my brain for future use with its shows architecture customs traditionsHis poems are large and expansive the lines long and visually descriptive Dickinson however is just on the contrary His poem is like a picture tells you clearly what he wants you to see He also likes to use parallelism I too lived Brooklyn of ample hills was mine I too walked the streets of Manhattan island and bathed in the waters around it I too felt the curious abrupt questionings stir within me In the day among crowds of people sometimes they came upon me In my walks home late at night or as I lay in my bed they came upon me That I was I knew was of my body and what I should be I knew I
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