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This paper discusses two distinguished, but distinctive American poets - Phillis Wheatley and Walt Whitman. The paper compares and contrasts both of these poets respective works. It describes the various biographical factors that influenced their works, especially in terms of form, style, tone and content. It shows how they both write from different sources of personal inspiration, life experience and personal and artistic viewpoint.
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- Price, Angel. "Whitman's Drum Taps and Washington's Civil War Hospitals." Retrieved December 6, 2006, 2006, from:<http://x roads.virg inia.edu/~CAP/ hospital/whitmam.htm>.
Cite this Comparison Essay:
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