Why did the poet write?• After competing for a “The Usual Reward,” he determined to become a poet. Where did the poet grow up and live?• He was born in West Hills, Long Island inNew York.• He stayed in Brook land to continueworking on newspaper.
Who was Walt Whitman? What was his family like?• Walt Whitman had seven brothers and sisters. His father was a carpenter, house builder, and a staunch supporter.• At the age of eleven he went to work for a law office of James B. Clarke.• He alternated working as a teacher and a apprentice compositor.• During the Revolutionary War, his brother George was wounded.• His father died on July 11, 1855.• Walt Whitman never married.
What influenced the poet’s writing? • At first he liked to tell stories to Marquis de Lafayette when he was young. • He loved writing when he was young. What poetic tools or styles is the poet known for?• The poet is known for his regular pattern meterand rhyme
When did the poet live?• He was born on May 31, 1819.• He lived during the mid 1800’s.• He died on 1892.
Sites• Walt Whitman http://www.google.com/imgres?q=walt+whitman&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1366&bih=567&tbm=isch &tbnid=o0ZuVhuaEWjG4M:&imgrefurl=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Whitman&docid=_l8GBB6JD o3pXM&imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a1/Walt_Whitman_edit_2.j pg/220px-Walt_Whitman_edit_2.jpg&w=220&h=272&ei=f2RUT7r-H- r3mAXR_cSyCg&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=140&sig=104005941258004637565&page=1&tbnh=157&tbnw= 127&start=0&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0&tx=44&ty=29• Leaves of the grass http://www.google.com/imgres?q=leaves+of+grass+walt+whitman&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1366&bi h=567&tbm=isch&tbnid=T0ZVUOqwV1Cm9M:&imgrefurl=http://www.writeawriting.com/write/why- did-walter-walt-whitman-write-leaves-of-grass/&docid=UK874SpHfmk- YM&imgurl=http://www.writeawriting.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Why-did-wlat-whitman- write-Leaves-of- Grass.jpg&w=284&h=400&ei=PGlUT5KGIfHImAWatdnEBQ&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=140&sig=1040059412 58004637565&page=1&tbnh=155&tbnw=114&start=0&ndsp=14&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0&tx=37&ty=78• Walt Whitmanhttp://www.google.com/imgres?q=walt+whitman&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1366&bih=567&t bm=isch&tbnid=B3fcohDzN5_9uM:&imgrefurl=http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/s_z/whitma n/whitman.htm&docid=znaFE- xkDCSqJM&imgurl=http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/s_z/whitman/003.jpg&w=280&h=418& ei=GmpUT8u9H_DAmQWKpJ2UCg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=313&vpy=174&dur=172&hovh=274&hovw= 184&tx=90&ty=190&sig=104005941258004637565&page=1&tbnh=160&tbnw=112&start=0&ndsp=15& ved=1t:429,r:9,s:0