Dickinson and Whitman are two important poets from the antebellum period. They are very different, both in terms of form and content. What’s a comparison, using poems below, that includes at least three terms as follows (ode, sonnet, occasional poem, elegy, lyric, haiku, free verse, limerick, imagery, allusion, alliteration, personification, simile, metaphor, stanza, foot, rhyme, couplet, tercet, rhyme scheme), as well as the poets’ purpose in writing. What messages are they trying to convey in their poetry? Are they successful? Of the two poets, which one is more preferable?
Poem 122 (“These are the days when Birds come back”)
Poem 207 (“I taste a liquor never brewed”)
Poem 236 (“Some keep the Sabbath going to Church”)
“Crossing Brooklyn Ferry”
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