Dickinson only allowed her picture to be taken once and did so reluctantly. Neither Dickinson nor Whi... ... middle of paper ... ...n wrote about the Civil War. Dickinson often wrote about death and nature. The punctuation is drastically different as well. Whitman used mostly traditional punctuation in his poetry, but in the poem "Beat!
Whitman liked to use bible quotes or references in his poetry where as Dickinson almost didn’t believe in the church, and went about worshiping in her own way. The two were very different poets, but with that said, they helped shape poetry in America still to this day. While ... ... middle of paper ... ...he has an original use of meters set her apart from others. Both Whitman and Dickinson use people and common objects of everyday things in a smaller context. While both Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson's works seem to be quite different from the outside, they share many similarities.
All of her family and close friends were saved during her childhood, but she never experienced God 's calling. It is not as though she did not want to be converted. She wrote, "Tis a dangerous moment for any one when the meaning goes out of things and Life stands straight--and punctual--and yet no signal comes" in an undated prose (academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu). This is believed to be a reference to never receiving a signal from God. The fact that she never really believed in God makes Him an ironic topic for many of her poems.
Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson In America’s history, there have been so many writers, but only few are known for changing the course of American literature. Two writers that fit this description are Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. These two poets have different styles of writing but possess the same themes from the social environment that they are surrounded in. The poetry reflects these poets’ personality and their own style of writing. Whitman had an outgoing personality, while Dickinson had a quiet and reserved approach to writing.
As age progresses, memories grow dim along with their ability to inspire new poetry. Shelley does not fault Wordsworth for that. Shelley writes, "Poet of Nature, thou hast wept to know /That things depart which never may return /These common woes I feel. "(701 lines 1-5) Shelley is sympathetic to Wordsworth in regards to his declining ability to be inspired by past experience. It is a common experience shared by other poets, as Wordsworth asked himself in "Ode: Imitations of Immortality", "Whither is fled the visionary gleam?