Iscuss how the readings, Walt Whitman,a?Crossing Brooklyn Ferrya? and Allen Poe,a?Mellonta Tauntaa? relate to the US constitution.

Using, as background, the ideas discussed in the Constitution, discuss the ways in which the a?debatea? over a pure democracy vs republic plays out in Whitman,a?Crossing Brooklyn Ferrya? and Poe,a?Mellonta Tauntaa?. What do these works reveal regarding their position on governance? And what can we learn about the early Republic from looking at these works?

Your essay should work to synthesize these ideas into an argument, which you will support via quotes from the texts.

Essay must be 4 pages, double-spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman, with 1-inch margins all around.