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Whitman The two poems To A Locomotive in Winter and I like to see it lap the miles are similar in their topics but expressed in two totally different ways To A Locomotive in Winter is a poem of Whitmans That describes a train in the time of the winter still moving around the nation carrying its passengers This poem shows the nations people the how we stay united even through the hard winters This is seen when Whitman describes the train and how the train cars behind the engine obedient merrily following through the thick smoke murky clouds and winter snow The train cars that follow the engine represent the people of the nation while the engine represents the president The snow murky clouds and thick smoke represent all the problems that are faced by the nation The tracks that the train runs on are the goals that have been set for our nation to accomplish Whitman shows that if you stay on the track that the engine runs then our nation will all stay on track I like to see it lap the miles by Emily Dickinson is a poem that uses a different style than Whitman to express the idea that if you stay on the set track you will succeed Dickinson uses parts of the body and human characteristics to relate her poems to while Whitman describes his poems on a literal level Dickinson shows this style to us when she describes the tracks that the train runs on as its ribs and how the train crawls between them When Dickinson does this she feels that the reader will get a better feeling when it is a human characteristic as opposed to the type of symbolism used by Whitman As you can see from these two poems you dont need to write in the same style to get the same message across to the reader Whitman and Dickinson are a
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