Compare And Contrast I Hear America Singing And Basho

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When Singing with open mouths(I Hear America Singing), you know the fragrant blossoms remain (haiku). The 2 poems “I Hear America Singing” (Walt Whitman) and Haiku (Basho) are very similar and different in several ways. For example the poems structure, meaning, form, etc. American poet Walt Whitman celebrated individual freedom. His first volume of poetry, Leaves of Grass, is regarded as one of the most important works in American literature. Basho raised the haiku from a comic from to a high art.

I believe that both poems have similar meanings. I think that when basho states “temple bells die out” it means something is ending. When Walt Whitman states “at the night party of young fellows, robust, friendly….” means that something

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