Are The Similarities Between '324 And When I Heard The Learn' D Astronomer

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Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson use similar and different poetic devices. They were different and similar in their topics in the poems, “324” and “When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer”. They both talk about different and similar things and both come from the same era of writing which is the Romantic era.
First when you read “324” by Emily Dickinson you can see that she has a rhyme scheme in the endings of each lines. The first Line matches with the third and the second matches with the fourth. Only the last words rhyme. “Some keep the Sabbath going to Church —I keep it, staying at Home —With a Bobolink for a Chorister — And an Orchard, for a Dome —” “When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer” by walt Whitman doesn't seem to have a rhyme scheme like this. “324” Also uses metaphors such as “I just wear my Wings” she doesn't actually have wings she's just explaining that she's wearing robe like clothes, and “When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer” doesn't have any type of metaphors at all. Their topics are also different in Dickinson's her topic was that you don't have to go to church to praise your …show more content…

They both use Parallelism “324” In every stanza they seem to use the same format. In “When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer” Whitman uses the same format for mostly every sentence, “When I heard the learn'd astronomer”, “When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me, When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them, When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room” you can clearly see Whitman using “When” various of times and he does so so the reader can see what he/she had done or been doing with the astronomer so you can get an idea of how bored he was. They also knew what was going to happen, it was all consistent. In “324” She knew she was going to go to heaven, and in “When I heard the learn'd astronomer” he/she knew that they wanted to

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