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Day 1 Elimination of unnecessary but after doubt Use of semicolon to correct run-on sentence Correct helping verb have Critics agree that Walt Whitman.

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1 Day 1 Elimination of unnecessary but after doubt Use of semicolon to correct run-on sentence Correct helping verb have 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.

2 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

3 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. Elimination of unnecessary capitalization Combining sentences Correct use of apostrophe to show possession Use of comma after conjunctive adverb

4 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

5 Day 3 Use of quotation marks with title of a poem Commonly confused words Correction of pronoun shift 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.

6 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

7 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.” Capitalization of words in street address Use of comma separate parts of an address Correct use of commas and quotation marks with split quotation Elimination of ain’t

8 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

9 Day 5 Use of hyphen with compound adjective Use of underlining or italics with title of a newspaper or magazine Spelling out ordinal numbers 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 19 th century, but his reputation has flourished since then.

10 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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