Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson Compare and Contrast
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson and Edgar Allan Poe are two of the biggest poets in American Literature from the 1800s. They had many things in common from their writings about death and sadness, because of their unfortunate losses in life, to the fact that they were both born in Massachusetts. They were also different in many ways. They were different in the way they looked at life and wrote about their experiences from it. While it is obvious they had many differences, they also had many things in common from their lives to their styles of writing making them amazing writers.
Both Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson had many similarities and differences in their lives itself. …show more content…
Although they both had similar feelings and emotions in their writings they also were the same and different in their themes and writing styles. Dickinson was criticized for the way she wrote her poems all the time. Her use of punctuation, dashes and capitalization was much unappreciated. She often wrote her poems in song-form and in riddles. Poe was criticized also for his writing style. Even though some loved and hated him they all said his writings were unique and he was very talented. Poe’s and Dickinson’s themes were the same