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Emerson's View of The Poet and Longfellow Whittier and Poe

In the essay "The Poet" Ralph Waldo Emerson describes his idea of the American Poet but concludes by saying "I look in vain for the poet I describe." Whittier, Longfellow, and Poe are all American poets, In what ways do they meet Emerson's Criteria for The poet and in what ways do they fail to meet his criteria?

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