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Emily Dickinson and Uncle Walt Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman are two of literatures greatest innovators they each changed the face of American literature they are also considered one of literatures greatest pair of opposites Dickinson is a timid wreck loose While Whitman was very open and sociable Whitman shares the ideas of William Cullen Bryant everyone and everything is somehow linked by a higher bond Both Whitman and Dickinson were decades ahead of their time sharing only the universality of their works Whitmans works always express his feelings of equality towards all mankind For every atom belonging to me as good to youWhitman 347 Whitman exemplifies the American values of equal opportunity Uncle Walt always sympathized with the common man because that is who he is a common man Whitmans works often express his love for himself I celebrate myself and I sing myself and what I assume you shall assumeWhitman 347 Whitmans bold statements are one of many reasons that Uncle Walt has become so popular and so very universal Walt Whitman has the fortitude to say what every person has on his or her mind Whitman often writes about his feelings in a list or catalog then he would constantly revise his it Whitman would never use rhyme scheme or meter he expressed his feelings the spotted hawk swoops by accusing me he complains of my gab and my loitering I too am untranslatable I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the worldWhitman 359 Emily Dickinson on the other hand did not have the fortitude to directly address her problems She always addressed herself through her poetry Heart We will forget him You and I tonight You may forget the warmth he gave- I will forget the lightDickinson 374 Instead of talking and thinking out her problems she puts her emotions into her writing creating literary works of art Dickinson uses apostrophes to address herself to
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