The Differences Between Emily Dickinson And Walt Whitman

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Poetry has been a very influential tool for sharing and expressing ideas or thoughts throughout many years and periods through history. Lots of poets are recognized for their brilliant pieces in literature, but I want to talk about two very important writers who wrote many works that are still analyzed by lots of people around the world. Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman were both famous poets who left a grand footprint in American literature. While both were part of the same period in time, in the 1800s to be somehow exact, and both had the same nationality, these poets were definitely different in writing style and ideology. There were similarities between these two poets, but their differences were greater. One of the main differences between Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson was how these two people lived. Walt Whitman was known for being a people person, always being surrounded and how repeatedly he expresses his love for sex and young men. Emily Dickinson instead was known to be a recluse, and most of the things she wrote about were the product of her imagination. Also, while Whitman was very open about his sex life, Dickinson was very prudent about her own romantic life, if she even had any, because as previously stated she barely had any human contact. Poems written by…show more content…
In his poem “I Hear America Singing”, Whitman praises the American working class. And differing to Dickinson, she wrote poems concerning her inner struggles and thoughts. Whitman was accepting about everyone, while Dickinson was more of a selectable person when it came to social bonds or friends, which, she barely had at all. As well, Whitman was straightforward in his beliefs about American historical events and its political vent of democracy, which for him, was something worthy of admiral. Dickinson was more of subjective person; she had her own beliefs, and certainly didn’t rely on political views or events to set a specific

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