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Day 1
Critics agree that Walt Whitman was one of the most talented poets ever there
is no doubt but that he helped create modern American poetry.
Whitman could of written traditional poetry, but he was determined to express
his ideas without using rhyme and meter.
Elimination of unnecessary but after doubt
Use of semicolon to correct run-on sentence
Correct helping verb have
Day 1
Critics agree the Walt Whitman was one of the most talented poets
ever; there is no doubt that he helped create modern American
poetry.
Use of semicolon to correct run-on sentence
Elimination of but after doubt
Whitman could have written traditional poetry, but he was
determined to express his ideas without using rhyme and meter.
Correct helping verb have
Day 2
Whitman spent hours daydreaming and wandering around the Museums in
New York. He did this on a regular basis.
In some peoples minds, Whitman wasted his time; however his poetry showed
that he learned a great deal from these experiences.
Correct use of apostrophe to show possession
Elimination of unnecessary capitalization
Use of comma after conjunctive adverb
Combining sentences
Day 2
On a regular basis, Whitman spent hours daydreaming and wandering
around the museums in New York.
Combing sentences
Elimination of unnecessary capitalization
In some people’s minds, Whitman wasted his time; however, his poetry
showed that he learned a great deal from these experiences.
Correct use of apostrophe to show possession
Use of comma after conjunctive adverb
Day 3
Some poems, such as Whitman’s Song of Myself, have less rhymes than
others.
Dennis enjoys reading Whitman’s poetry because you can really see how
much the poet loves America.
Commonly confused words
Use of quotation marks with title of a poem
Correction of pronoun shift
Day 3
Some poems, such as Whitman’s “Song of Myself,” have fewer rhymes
than others.
Use of quotation marks with title of a poem
Use of fewer to refer to plural nouns
Dennis enjoys reading Whitman’s poetry because he can really see how
much the poets loves America.
Correction of pronoun shift
Day 4
Walt Whitman’s house is located on Route 110 and west Hills road
Huntington New York
“I ain’t been to Whitman’s house Marci said but I’m planning to go soon.”
Correct use of commas and quotation marks with split quotation
Use of comma separate parts of an address
Elimination of ain’t
Capitalization of words in street address
Day 4
Walt Whitman’s house is located on Route 110 and West Hills Road,
Huntington, New York.
Capitalization of words in street address
Use of comma to separate parts of an address
“I haven’t been to Whitman’s house,” Marci said, “but I’m planning to go
soon.”
Elimination of ain’t
Correct use of commas and quotation marks with a split quotation
Day 5
Since Whitman did not make much money selling his poems, he also worked
as a newspaper reporter for the well respected Brooklyn Eagle.
Whitman’s work was not fully appreciated in the 19th century, but his
reputation has flourished since then.
Use of underlining or italics with title of a newspaper or magazine
Spelling out ordinal numbers
Use of hyphen with compound adjective
Day 5
Since Whitman did not make much money selling his poems, he also worked
as a newspaper reporter for the well-respected Brooklyn Eagle.
Use of hyphen with compound adjective
Use of underlying or italics with title of a newspaper or magazine
Whitman’s work was not fully appreciated in the nineteenth century, but his
reputation has flourished since then.
Spelling out of ordinal numbers
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