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Walt Whitman- Brief Bio

Updated: Apr 11, 2022

Walt Whitman was a part of transcendentalism and realism which are reflected in his works. He was an American Poet, essayist, and journalist. The father of free verse was born on May 31, 1819, and died on March 26, 1892. His popular poetry collection Leaves of Grass was considered to be controversial for that time period. His works include Franklin Evans (1842), The Half-Breed; A Tale of the Western Frontier (1846), Life and Adventures of Jack Engle (serialized in 1852), Leaves of Grass (1855, the first of seven editions through 1891) Manly Health and Training (1858) Drum-Taps (1865) Democratic Vistas (1871) Memoranda During the War (1876) Specimen Days (1882). His writing style is normally prose-like, that is why he is considered to be the Father of Free Verse.

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