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Walt Whitman

An author who was "in the crowd, but not of it." This author abandoned traditional rhyme schemes and formal meters in favor of the rhythms and speech patterns of free verse. Famous for usage of catalogues.

Emily Dickinson

An author who was purposely isolated from human interaction (other than family), this author suffered through depression. This author is famous for baffling usage of punctuation, strict rhyme schemes, syntax, and word choice.

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