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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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    Come up from the fields father, here’s a letter from our Pete,
    And come to the front door mother, here’s a letter from thy dear
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    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

    Be composed—be at ease with me—I am Walt Whitman, liberal and lusty
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    Not till the sun excludes you do I exclude you,
    Not till the waters refuse to glisten for you and the leaves to rustle for you, do my words refuse to glisten and rustle for you.
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    I perceive I have not really understood any thing, not a single
    object, and that no man ever can,
    Nature here in sight of the sea taking advantage of me to dart upon me and sting me,
    Because I have dared to open my mouth to sing at all.
    —Walt Whitman (1819–1892)