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Walt Whitman
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Poems by Walt Whitman (1868), "Wherefore?"
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...the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.  - Walt Whitman
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Walt Whitman
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Attributed. Earliest attribution found: The Philistine, Volume 19, Harry Persons Taber, Elbert Hubbard, The Society, 1904, p. 111. Also quoted in: The Almanac of American Letters, Randy F. Nelson, W. Kaufmann, 1981, p. 171

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Born: May 31, 1819

Died: March 26, 1892 (aged 72)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet

Bio: Walter Walt Whitman was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse.

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