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Analyzing Whitman's Song Of Myself

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This poem, in particular, had a recurring theme similar to one of Whitman’s “Song of Myself”. Dickinson compares the different styles of worshipping religion, such as organized versus personal, based on her own personal emotions and opinion on how she values her relationship to God. The "Church" represents the formal style of religion, where the "Home" is the most personal and simpler style of religion. Like Whitman, Dickinson prefers the natural and simple way of religion, over the strict and formal practice of religion. I especially loved her talk of nature, such as "an Orchard, for a Dome" (Dickinson 84), I love her simplistic views about having a belief but not as intense. She ends this poem with the overall notion, that instead of living
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