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The Differences Between Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman two famous poets from the same period differed in their lifestyles subject matter and their style of writing Even though Emily and Walt had some similarities they were different in many ways Their lifestyles subject matter and their style of writing were unique in many different ways causing them to be very different yet famous poets In the following paragraphs I will explain the three main differences between the two poets Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson came from very different childhoods Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst Massachusetts on December 10 1830 Bloom 6 Emily lived most of her life in a mansion that was given to the family by her grandfather Ferlazzo 48 Emily really had no problem with money as a child or even later on in life Emily Dickinson was the middle child of three sharing a special bond with her brother Austin Bolton 136 Emily and her mother did not really get along and were not in any way close to each otherBloom 6 Emily attended Mount Holyoke in 1847 Bloom 7 While attending school she studied mathematics geography ancient history and English grammar Bolton 136 After a year at her school she dropped out due to illness Bender 68 Even after she dropped out of school she still continued to read her books even though her father disagreed because he was afraid it would joggle the mindBender 71 As a child Emily was admired for her piano playing her singing voice and her sense of humor Bender 71 Walt Whitman was born in West Hills Long Island on May 31 1819 Allen 56 He was the second child out of nine seven of which were boys Allen 56 Whitman shared a special bond with his mother causing them to be real close Allen 56 As Whitman was growing up
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