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Walt Whitman is one of the worlds most famous poets What is memorable about his writing is that he usually doesnt rhyme yet he can still make a poem sound just as well He became well skilled at writing when he was younger and he wrote for newspapers Walter lived with a family of eleven He was involved with many democratic activities Walt Whitman was born in 1819 near Huntington Long Island New York Walt Whitman lived with a family of eleven Walt was the second oldest His fathers name was Walter Whitman His mothers name was Louisa Van Velsor Whitman Walt attended a public school until he was eleven That was the last of formal schooling for him For a brief time Walt was an office boy for a physician and then he helped in a law firm His next job was an apprentice to a printer In the printing office Walt learned how to spell punctuate and acquired the rudiments of prose style When Walt Whitman was younger he use to write for his own newspaper called Long Islander He only kept it going for about one year though Working with newspapers before he started his own Walt learned how to use the equipment needed for the making of newspapers Walt was active with many political activities One of the activities was when the U S A was having a war with Mexico in the middle 1800s Walt Whitman loved to write poems about Abraham Lincoln He was also furious at Lincolns assassin John Wilkes Boothe because Abraham had been a good president Nobody could ever be just like Abraham Walt Whitman once wrote a poem so strange no publisher would publish it That didnt stop Walt He decided to publish the poem himself with some other poems so he could make a book He called the book Leaves Of Grass
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