Kaitlin Moore Walt Whitman Rough Draft

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Walt Whitman was a poet, journalist, and essayist. (a5pg1) He is the second oldest out of nine children. (a9pg2) He was born in New York but they moved to Brooklyn, he went to school for a few years then started the printing trade. (c4pg1) He has been on the basics of writing all his life.

Walt Whitman was the second oldest of nine who loved writing with a passion. The printing trade was what started him out with liking writing since that was his first job. He loved to tell people about the new information he found out.

Walt was born on May 31, 1819 in West Hills, Long Island, New York. (a1&2pg1) They grew up as farm people, but before Walt was born, his family owned huge land at one time but it was diminished. ( a7pg2) Therefore, they all had little but formal education. ( a7pg2) Whitman’s family settled in North America in the first half of the seventeenth century. (a6pg2) His mother, Louisa Van Velsor, was a Dutch. (c2pg1) His father, Walter Whitman, was English decent. (c2pg1)

Once Whitman’s dad moved back to Brooklyn with his family, he became involved in real estate and built cheap houses for artisans. (A8pg2) He was a horrible manager. (a8pg2) Walt had eight brothers and sisters. (a9pg2) He was the second oldest. (a9pg2) His father was a carpenter and occasional farmer. (c1pg1) They didn’t even like their father so they didn’t listen to him.(c1pg1) They honored their mother. (c1pg1)

Whitman attended public school in Brooklyn.(a10pg2) At age 12, he began working. (a10pg2) He learned the printing trade. (a10pg2) He left school in 1830 and started working as a printer’s devil. Later, he worked as a compositor. He was a quiet, gentle, circumspect man, robust in youth, but was sickly in middle age with no children and was known to be homosexual. He was working hard all his life but eventually died in March 26, 1892 in Camden, New Jersey.

He published 12 poems by 1855. These are some of the works he done: Poetry and Prose, Leaves of Grass (1855, Leaves of Grass (1856), Leaves of Grass (1860–1861), Walt Whitman’s Drum-Taps (1865), Leaves of Grass (1867), After All, Not to Create Only (1871). He wrote drum taps because of the civil war.

Whitman left school in 1830 and worked as a printer’s devil and later a compositor. He taught school on Long Island in 1838-1839. After that, he became a full time journalist in 1841. From 1840 to 1845, he...

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