Birthplace of Walt Whitman. Born: May 31, 1819 West Hills, New York
Interesting Facts• Walt was the second child of nine of Walter Whitman and Louisa Van Velsor.• After the assassination of President Lincoln he wrote a poem called “Oh Captain! My Captain!.”• Four of Walt Whitmans early notebooks containing fragments and revisions of the poem "Song of Myself", were out of print from 1942 and only appeared again on February 24, 1995
A young man with the dream of becoming a famous poet!
Favorite quote of mine from Whitman. If more people believed this then there would be less suicide.
Teaching and Jobs and his family before his true calling a poet.• Five years, beginning in 1836, he taught school on Long Island; during this time he also founded the weekly newspaper Long- Islander.• Walt Whitman married and fathered three children he had a boy named Edward and two girls named Rachel and Hailey.
Whitman’s First edition of Leaves of Grass.• Whitman sudden journalist and slash writer into a ground- breaking poet. The first edition of Leaves of Grass (1855) opened with a rather different portrait of Whitman, the "poet of the people," was dressed in a workmans clothing. He wanted his poetry to celebrate the new nation. Out of the twelve poems (the titles were added later), "Song of Myself," "The Sleepers," "There Was a Child Went Forth," and "I Sing the Body Electric" are the most well known today. In these poems Whitman turned his back on the literary of the past. He stressed the rhythms of common American speech, delighting in informal and slang expressions.•
The second edition of Leaves of Grass.• The first edition did not sell well.• So Walt Whitman went for a second edition and added 20 more poems to the the second edition. It was released in (1856.) Some of the new poems that were added were, "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry""Salut au Monde!," "A Woman Waits for Me," and "Spontaneous Me." This edition did not sell well either.
The third edition of Leaves of grass.• The third edition of leaves of Grass when Whitman put this version out it was actually published not on his own but by the Boston Publisher. He kept the first 32 poems and then added another 146 new ones. Not sure how this version sold I cannot find anymore info on it.
The fourth edition of Leaves of Grass• The fourth edition it was scandalized by its sexual reference.•
The Civil War and Walt Whitman.• During the Civil War (1861-65) Whitman took off to search for his brother George in Virginia it was reported that George was hurt fighting the war. Whitman experienced the war first hand he worked in the paymasters office where he saw illness and death then he contracted hospital malaria. A few months later he recovered and wrote Drum-Taps in (1865) war gave him the will and experience to write Drum-Tap.
After the Civil War.• After the Civil War and the publication of the fourth edition, Whitmans poetry became increasingly preoccupied with themes relating to the soul, death, and immortality.• Whitman was in his final phase of his career. Within the span of some years, the poet had given way to the poet of internationalism and the cosmic. "Whispers of Heavenly Death,“• "Darest Thou Now O Soul,“• "The Last Invocation,"• "A Noiseless Patient Spider," poem of the post-Civil War period.
Dreams were conquered. WaltWhitman has written over 280 poems.Also there were several places named after him.
Walt Whitman Bridge built 1953-1957 Crosses the Delaware River.
• Eidolons• For You, O Democracy• From Pent-Up Aching Rivers• I Hear America Singing• Me Imperturbe• Native Moments• Once I Passd Through a Populous City• One Hour to Madness and Joy• Roots and Leaves Themselves Alone• Spontaneous Me• We Two, How Long We Were Foold• A Woman Waits for Me
Poems• Aboard at a Ships Helm• Adieu to a Soldier• After the Sea-Ship• After the Supper and Talk• Ages and Ages Returning at Intervals• Ah Poverties, Wincings, and Sulky Retreats• All Is Truth• Among the Multitude• Are You the New Person Drawn Towards Me?• An Army Corps on the March
Walt Whitman’s final resting place. Died: March 26, 1892 Camden, New Jersey American poet
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