By: Ashley KooKezaKayihura James JunAndrew Ngovi
Walt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819 Lived in West Hills in Long Island ,New York. He had seven brothers and sisters. Second oldest child. Moved to Brooklyn, New York when he was not quite four years old.
Walt used verses from the bible to use in his poems . He used unusual images and symbols in his poetry. He also liked to write about death .
Walt began to write and edit various articles for newspapers that’s what made him want to write poems.
When his father died he started writing his poems. Over the years Whitman published more editions of Leaves of Grass. Walt had some financial difficulties for his entire life. After working as an office clerk.
Walt attended public schools for six years, the only education he got. Whitman grew up in Camden, New Jersey. His father, Walter Whitman, was a carpenter and a house builder. His mother was Louisa Van Velsor Whitman.
The book “LEAVES OF GRASS” is one of his famous poems ever written …