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Walt Whitman

Walter "Walt" Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) 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. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.

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    To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

    On a flat road runs the well-trained runner,
    He is lean and sinewy with muscular legs,
    He is thinly clothed, he leans forward as he runs,
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