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Emily Dickinson

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The authors of the two poems are Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. The name of Dickinson’s poem is “This quiet dust was gentlemen and ladies.” The name of Walt Whitman’s poem is “Song Number 6.” I believe that these two poems are different in a lot of ways, but they are alike in that they both speak of death.
The poems have few similarities. Although both Dickinson and Whitman seem to be very interested in death and what happens after life. They seem to be intrigues in the uncertainties of death; for example, Whitman asks, “What do you think has become of the young and old/ men?” He wants to know exactly what happens after death. Dickinson also reminisces about how these people were once alive and she wonders what that did in life. She said, “And Lads and Girls/ Was Laughter and Ability and Sighing.”
These poems are different in more ways than one. Emily Dickinson seems to wonder what these dead people were like while they were alive. She said, “This quit Dust was Gentlemen and Ladies/ And Lads and Girls.” Dickinson doesn’t seem to wonder about what happens after death as much as Whitman. They also had different writing styles. Whitman wrote in free verse, while Dickinson had a rhyme scheme.
I like Emily Dickinson’s poem better because it was short and to the point. I like that Dickinson is interested in what these people were like before they passed on, because I have wondered that exact same thing more than once. I also like that Dickinson used a rhyme scheme, because that makes the poem easier to read....

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