Poet Walt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819, in a village near Long Island, New York. Walt Whitman was named after his father, a carpenter and farmer who was 34 years old when Whitman was born. His father possessed a very liberal way of thinking which dramatically impacted his son's expression of thought.
The book travels through Whitman's boyhood. Before becoming a poet he manifested a sincere desire to become an orator. After his poetry received co...
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