Walt Whitman

A picture of the author Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman is one of American's most famous poets. He was considered a humanist; believing that the value of human beings, individually and together, held primacy over established practices, faiths and doctrines.

Whitman's preferred style was free verse, a form of poetry free of consistent meter, rhyme or pattern.

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