The same, yet different

In podcast 8 Dickinson and Emerson are referred to as similar in their poetry. True, but it appears Dickinson never intended to be published unlike Emerson. Their "nature" poems give the reader the ability to look further than just the words written on paper. There is inspiration and understanding that allow us to become part of their world. With Dickinson it is a world of her own, but Emerson it is the world we all are part of, it just depends on how we are inspired.


They way they both make us step back and look again at what we see everyday is enlightning.

I think I am slightly more fascinated with Dickinson, mainly because she was so private in her thoughts. Poetry was such a passion for her. Emerson was very concerned with creating an idea or a movement for people to follow in America.

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