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what is similiar in The Snowstorm by Emerson and It Sifts from Leaden Sieves by Dickinson?

how are the depictions of the snow the same?

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Dickinson personifies his snow, "It reaches to the Fence ...It wraps it Rail by Rail." Emerson speaks to the awesome power of snow in nature, note how violent it is,

"... tumultuous privacy of storm. Speeding, the myriad-handed, his wild work

So fanciful, so savage..."

Dickinson discribes a much calmer tone,

"It wraps it Rail by Rail

Till it is lost in Fleeces --

It deals Celestial Vail..."