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America has been blessed with many talented poets Of these poets are Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman who both lived during the 1800s Poetry written by Dickinson and Whitman is extremely popular in American schools Whitman and Dickinson have similarities but as poets they differed greatly They both used poetry to express themselves and how they felt The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beamWhitman and Some keep the Sabbath going to ChurchDickinson are examples of the way they both observed the way people lived Whitman was an outgoing and sociable person as he tells us in Song of Myself I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world Dickinson was very withdrawn and shy I keep it staying at home Whitman experienced life with a hands on approach while Dickinson observed through her window Whitman hoped his poems would set examples in the future Dickinson didnt Dickinson did not expect anything to come from her poetry she didnt even want them published Dickinsons poems were published after her death unlike Whitmans that were published during his lifetime When writing his poetry Whitman was not as meticulous as Dickinson was Every word and punctuation she wrote was thought about carefully and no word was included that she did not feel fit into the poem If you were coming in the Fall Id brush the Summer by is a perfect example of her precise writing She capitalizes summer and fall because they have a major importance in the poem These two poets were very original when writing their poems The poems give us detail about their lives as well as others They both demonstrated how imaginative knowlegable and beautiful they were as people
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