Walt Whitman was an American poet and journalist born on Mary 31, 1819 in Long Island, New York. He was named as the father of free verse, his works were not always appreciated due to their eroticism for its generation. There was a lot of presumption on his sexuality which he was scrutinised for.
His most popular published works are “Leaves of Grass”, “O Captain! My Captain”, and “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d” to name a few. During the Civil War, he published the poem “Beat! Beat! Drums!”. Believed that his brother was killed in the war, he made his way to the south to confirm this. Eventually, he found his brother safe with only minor scratches. However, the image of dead bodies, pieces of limbs, and the horror of war never left his memory.
Whitman had many odd jobs throughout his life but never stopped writing. His works were inspired by his own life experiences leading to abundant references to death and sexuality.
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WALT WHITMAN QUOTES COMPILATION
Here’s a collection of Walt Whitman quotes to inspire or send thought-provoking ideas on what life was during his time about life, death, love, and happiness. Check out this book of Walt Whitman quotes compilation.
“I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.”
“Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.”
“But poetry, beauty, romance, love – these are what we stay alive for.”
“Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.”
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”
“We were together. I forget the rest.”
“Simplicity is the glory of expression.”
“I have learned that to be with those I like is enough”
“I am satisfied. I see, dance, laugh, sing.”
“I exist as I am, that is enough.”
Walt Whitman died on March 26, 1892, from bronchial pneumonia, tuberculosis, and parenchymatous nephritis. He was known as a great poet and writer that over 1,000 people visited during the public viewing of his body.
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