I'm looking for an adjective or a phrase to describe two poets with different approaches to a particular subject:

Speaking of two (adjective) poets, it should be noted that ...

Can I use "theoretically different"? Any other possible choices?


"Contrasting" would do it for me, but it wouldn't be specific to theory.


I would say that the two poets are dichotomous.

He and his ragtag squad mates – who each fill their own war movie tropes – survive just about everything thrown at them all while getting barked at by their dichotomous Sgt. Pierson and 1st Lt. Turner.

The Plainsman- 12th April 2017

If something's dichotomous, it's divided into two distinct parts. It can describe a plant whose leaves pair off in opposing buds or anything — a government, a relationship — that has two divisions that are sharply opposed.


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