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Discussion Question on Whitman

In Whitman's, Song of Myself there are several instances where he explains how he's one with nature or a part of it. He also discusses "The Poet" on page 2224. These are also concepts Emerson addressed within his writings. Does it seem that Whitman's writings about nature could be comparable to that of Emerson's? If so, how? Also, what is the importance of these references to "The Poet" used by both writers?