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LA Whitman Dickinson

LA final of 1st Semester, Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson

Walt Whitman's Topics Slavery, democracy, reading, writing, work, American landscapes, sea, nature, Civil War, education, aging, death, immortality, poverty, love, spirituality, social change.
Famous Whitman Poems I sing the Body Electric, The Sleepers, Song of Myself, I Hear America Singing.
Walt Whitman's invention AMERICAN FREE VERSE: long, sprawling lines. CATALOGS: used to indicate types of people, situations or objects in a particular poem. ANAPHORA: literary device employing the repetition of a first word in each phrase (mimics the Bible)
Emily Dickinson's secret 1800 poems never left her small hometown until she died.
Emily Dickinson's losses 2 lovers/men she was really close with; Ben Newton and Reverend Charles Wadsworth. (Dressed in white after they died/left and never left her dad's house).
Dickinson's inspiration The Testaments, hymns, love, death, immortality, and nature.
Dickinson's style Compressed and simple, not conventional rhyme and rhythm.
Created by: Agardengirl