Walt Whitman Essay

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Walt
Whitman
"A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books." -Walt Whitman

Birthplace

• Born
in
West
Hills,
New
York
on
May
31,
1819

• Second
son
of
nine
children

• Parents:
Walter
Whitman
and
Louisa
Van
Velsor


Early
Years

• At
age
11,
Walt’s
dad
pulled
him
out
of
school
 so he
could
work
to
help
support
his
family

• By
age
12,
Walt
began
working
for
a
printer
in

New
York
City
and
began
a
love
for
literature

• At
age
17,
he
became
a
teacher
in
a
one‐room
 school in
Long
Island,
New
York


Journalism

• In
1841,
he
began
his
career
in
journalism

• He
started
a
weekly
newspaper
called
The Long‐
Islander

• Walt
was
also
editor
of
several
other
papers,
 including the
Brooklyn
Daily Eagle and the New
Orleans Crescent.


Published
Works

• In
1842,
Whitman
published
his
first
novel,
 called Franklin Evans; or The Inebriate.
• In
his
lifeUme,
Whitman
was
published
more
 than 100
books,
poems,
papers,
leWers
and
 manuscripts. Leaves of Grass
• On
May
12,
1855
Whitman
published
his
first
 ediUon of
Leaves of Grass

• Leaves of Grass is
what

Whitman
is
most
 famous for
and
"the
 beginning of
a
great
 career.” ‐Ralph
Waldo

Emerson


Poetry

• Whitman
wrote
more
than
300
poems
during
 his lifeUme.

• Some
of
his
first
poems
were
'I
Sing
the
Body

Electric,'
'The
Sleepers,'
and
'Song
of
Myself’


‘Good‐bye,
My
Fancy!’
by
Walt
Whitman

• One
of
his
most
famous…