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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Walt Whitman’s “The Artilleryman’s Vision” and the letter to his mother are two pieces of work by the same author. The two pieces of work share some key differences. Other than being two different types of works, there differences go deeper than that. The characters and settings are both very different and yet, they still manage to to seem similar. They also have completely different writing styles and choice of words due to the different writing styles.
While the two authors discuss similar subject matter, there are many differences that can be identified between these two literary works. Support 1: The first of many variations is related to the structure of writing used by the authors. For example, in "I Hear America Singing" Whitman writes in a sing song style, evident in the line, "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," while Hughes' treatment is more direct and abrasive as seen in the line, "They send me to eat in the kitchen." Further, in "I Hear America Singing," the sentences are long and flow easily into subsequent phrases, whereas "I,
Although there are many differences between these two gifted authors, similarities can be discovered as well. The background of Walt Whitman is enormously different from that of Emily Dickinson. Because Walt Whitman was such an under privileged kid and rose from his struggle in avery romantic life style, we see this slight bit of romanticism in his writing, like when he says, “ But O heart! heart! heart!/O the bleeding drops of red,/Where on the deck my Captain lies,/Fallen cold and dead” (Whitman).
In the poem, “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer”, Walt Whitman exhibits the theme of experiencing certain situations before critiquing them. For instance, Whitman declares, “ I became tired and sick, Till rising and gliding out I wander’d off by myself. ”(line 5) He felt lost due to not knowing about astronomy.
The poems Untitled by Emily Dickinson and Acquainted With The Night by Robert Frost both deal with the themes of darkness and night. While on the surface they seem similar, they have very different meanings, which are made clear through devices such as diction, imagery, symbolism and irony. Robert Frost’s poem uses darkness as a metaphor for depression, while Dickinson uses the same symbol to mean ignorance. Both poems are told from a first-person perspective. However, Dickinson favors the pronoun “we” while Frost uses “I” almost to the point of excess.
Two examples of Romantic poets are Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson, whose writing exemplifies the Romantic theme of individuality, or the divergence from traditional societal norms and beliefs. The poems “A Dream Within A Dream,” by Edgar Allan Poe, and “Much Madness is Divinest Sense,” by Emily Dickinson perfectly display this theme of individuality. Within these poems, one can see both the similarities and differences regarding the theme, numerous elements of Romanticism such as individualism, imagination, and insight, the impact the theme has on societal norms, and the timelessness of the theme by being incorporated into modern day culture. To begin, there are many similarities to be found within “A Dream Within A Dream” and “Much Madness Is Divinest Sense”. The most prevalent similarity between the two is the theme.
One of American Poetry’s Biggest Influence: Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson was a poet from Massachusetts who became well known after her death. From a young age, she aspired to one day become a poet.
During the 1900s, there were many famous authors who wrote about African Americans and Civil Rights. This was what was going on during this time period. Segregation and discrimination towards blacks was increasing. Two famous authors were Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou. Langston Hughes wrote the poem “I, Too, Sing America.”
“Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is bonded with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words,”(Paul Engle). Poetry covers all spectrums of life, whether it encompasses morality, love, death, or finding ones true self. When reading poetry one may stumble across pure brilliance, words so powerful they have the ability challenge the mind. Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman have that such gift, and are nothing short of illustrious.
He uses many literary elements that include, rhyming, rhyme scheme, and end rhyme. His poems are also not light hearted and funny but are about more serious matters. In his poem “Toast to Dayton” every other line rhymes. For example in “Toast to Dayton” passion rhymes with fashion which is two lines below it, and know rhymes with flow, and flow is two lines below know. In “The Debt” each line rhymes with the next line making every two lines a couplet.
Henry David Thoreau and Edgar Allan Poe Henry David Thoreau and Edgar Allan Poe have some characteristics in common. Their writings also have similar aspects which relate to how we see things in the world. Thoreau expressed the way he felt, and the way he saw things through nature.
We are able to see this when Whitman says “The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat, the deckhand singing on the steamboat deck, The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench, the hatter singing as he stands”(Whitman, 5-7). That quote shows how the people like doing there job. But in the poem “I, Too” it talks about racism and how he is going to overcome it, we can see this when Hughes states “Besides, They’ll see how beautiful I am And be ashamed(15-17)” this shows that he doesn 't care about what they think about him because he know that he is beautiful. This shows how the two poems are different by how they both have different stories and meanings behind the writing. They are different stories because the two talk about two different things like in “I Hear America Singing,” Whitman talks about how everyone loves what they do and want to sing because of it while in the poem “I, Too,” Hughes writes about racism and how he can overcome it, which shows how different the two poems
Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman are the most representative and brilliant poets of the nineteenth century and in the American literature in general. However, we can also say that, between them, they have the most different styles of writing they can have, just as well as their lives. For example, as Christenbury (n.d.) stated, firstly that Walt Whitman was someone “[…] who struggled to get his poems published and who developed a broad admiring audience during his lifetime. In contrast, the reclusive Emily Dickinson died unknown to the world of poetry, leaving a box full of unpublished poems”. Nevertheless, we can find some similarities in their lives, for example, both of them lived in a difficult historical period: on the one hand Emily Dickinson, who was born the 10th of December of 1830 and on the other hand, Walt Whitman, who was born the 31st of May of 1819, lived the period of the American civil war.
Both poets are very similar to each other in a way that both of them lived in the nineteenth century. "The two giants of 19th-century American poetry who played the greatest role in redefining modern verse are Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson (Burt)". Both Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman are considered as the founders of today’s modern American poetry, whose they put the keystone, and which was further developed by other poets over the years. The poetry has been redefined. The modern poetry becomes more discreet which uses the topics of everyday life.