Comparing Dickinson And Whitman's A Noiseless Patient Spider

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Finding out who you are and the traits you possess are an essential truth about life according to Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. Walt Whitman writes free style while Dickinson has a specific poetic structure using quatrains and rhymes. The author’s have different styles when writing, but they both use extended metaphors to compare a hidden message to a concrete noun. In Whitman’s poem, “ A Noiseless Patient Spider,” he uses an extended metaphor to connect a lonely, and lost spider to his lost soul. First, the spider in the poem “launch’d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself, Ever unreeling them, ever tirelessly speeding them.” The spider is shooting his web out trying to grasp anything to find something. After that, Whitman