Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

Born: May 31, 1819

Died: March 26, 1892

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet

Biography: 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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