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.

Visit American History, Civil War Stories, and the African American Library for other important authors and writing which helped shape America.

You may enjoy reading D.H. Lawrence's chapter about Whitman in his book, Studies in Classic American Literature.

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