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  • Emily Dickinson And Walt Whitman
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    Dickinson vs. Whitman After receiving five years of schooling, Walt Whitman spent four years learning the printing trade; Emily Dickinson returned home after receiving schooling to be with her family and never really had a job. Walt Whitman spent most of his time observing people and New York City. Dickinson rarely left her house and she didn't associate with many people other than her family. In this essay I will be comparing Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. Emily Dickinson's life differs grea...
  • Whitman's Use Of Self And Soul
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    Mysticism, Democracy, Individuality&Personality The 1881 publication of the Leaves of Grass contained more than twenty-four poems, which were reasonably filled with ten or more diversified types of themes. Walt Whitman the author and compiler of this exceptional work changed the status of poetry writing through his utilization of thought and expression in the publication of the Leaves of Grass. Ralph Waldo Emerson, a collogue and admirer of Walt once spoke this of him '... Whitman, that Sir, is ...
  • Free Verse In Writing Poetry
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    Walt Whitman Walt Whitman was born in a rural village on Long Island N.Y. on May, 31 1819. He went to school to five to six years, although he received most of his education from the literature he read. His first jobs consisted of being a printer and a school teacher. At the age of 27 he became editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, dismissed two years later because he had radically liberal views. In the early 1850's he went back home to build houses with his father. Emerson believed Whitman wrote ...
  • Walt Whitman And Emily Dickinson
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    Two Poets, Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson are probably two of the most influential people in American poetry. They are regarded as the founders modern American poetry. Walt Whitman (1819-1892), for the time was breaking new ground with his diverse, energetic verse with regards to subject matter, form and style whether talking about overlooked objects 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 lea...
  • Williams Mind To Reader's Mind
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    Perhaps the most basic and essential function of poetry is to evoke a particular response in the reader. The poet, desiring to convey on emotion or inspiration, uses the imagination to create a structure that will properly communicate his state of mind. In essence he is attempting to bring himself and the reader closer, to establish a relationship. William Carlos Williams contends that "art gives the feeling of completion by revealing the oneness of experience" (194) This argument relies on the ...
  • Time Of Whitman
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    Walt Whitman: Transcendentalism By the late 19th century, Walt Whitman had become positioned at the forefront of the American cultural lexicon. His poetry was at once brash, dissonant and resoundingly erotic. His raw, unabashed poetry flew in the face of the prevailing ideals of his time. Whitman's greatest literary accomplishment, Leaves of Grass, had set the ideas of divinity, the hierarchy of the holy trinity, and the ethereal perfection afforded these things into turmoil. What he did was tak...
  • Whitman's Other Prevalent Themes
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    Literature consists of many categories. The short story, the novel, and the poem are examples of these categories. Literature is more often then not a means of exposition for a central point, or theme, through symbolism. Poetry is the arrangement of these symbols and carefully metered language to convey a point. Many poets use their poetry as not only a means of conveying a theme, but also as a way of exploring their souls. Walt Whitman is one of these poets. Whitman has many themes in his works...
  • Emily Dickinson And Walt Whitman
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    Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman both discussed the themes of love and death, in the different styles of poetry, which newly distinguished the romantic Era. Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman are two of literature's greatest innovators, they each changed the face of American literature. They are considered one of literature's greatest pair of opposites. Whitman and Dickinson's writing are described as decades ahead of its time. They were poetic pioneers because of the new ideas they used in their ...
  • Whitman's Use Of Free Verse
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    Modern Poetry / Whitman and Dickinson Before delving into Modernist aspects of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson's poetry, I feel it necessary to explain where and how this movement blossomed. The Modernist movement was in many ways an extension of the Romantic Movement's ideals, although it brought it to an elevated level. The Romantic movement blossomed out of the rigid ness and formality of classicism. It was in a sense a kind of renaissance, and rediscovery. It rejected the idea that one coul...

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