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?
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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.
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.