Walt Whitman was a very strong minded, and anxious American author, who accomplished goals and made a great impact on the world today.
The great life of Walt Whitman is still talked about today. He went from being a student, to a journalist, then an editor. He was very successful and thoughtful, and made many accomplishments during his 73 years of life.
1. Walt Whitman didn’t have a terrible life, but it wasn’t perfect.(Walt Whitman.” Encyclopedia Brittanica. Encyclopedia Brittanica online edition. Encyclopedia Brittanica inc. 2012. Web.13 Nov. 2013. )
As a young child, he didn’t know what he really wanted until he was about 14 years old. He was a little boy when both of his parents died, so he never really knew them. Walt had an older brother, but he was in the army, so they couldn’t talk as much. He attended a public school in Brooklyn, with that being said, he didn’t have time to let anyone break his focus. Walt’s guardians often took him to see plays by William Shakespeare, because he always talked about being an editor or poet. William Shakespeare was a great influence on Walt, he learned that it took patience, respect, integrity, and being out and away from home very often. Whitman took in everything that he learned except the fact that he didn’t get away from the house a lot, he just stayed and wrote about his life, his parents, and the world he grew up in. One thing that Walt Whitman didn’t know was that his guardians knew where he hid his poetry and journals, and when he was sleeping or away from home they would read it to see how he felt. They understood that he knew what it took, so they allowed him to publish one, to see how far it took him.
2. Walt became an editor and a poet.
At age 23, he edited a daily newspaper in New York, and he became editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, which was fairly important at the time. He was proud of the way he stayed confident, and focused while editing the paper. Walt made it very clear for the readers to understand. Walt’s brother read one of his articles, and next time he wrote Walt, he let him know that he was proud of him for achieving his lifetime goal, and that he wanted to see him soon. On the day that Walt heard that...