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The life Walt Whitman

  • The birth of Walt

    The birth of Walt
    Wlat Whitman was born in 1819. The day and month of his birth was May , thirty-first. He was born in West Hill, Long Island, New York.Whitman was the second son of Walter Whitman, a housebuilder, and Louisa Van Velsor. The family, which consisted of nine children.
  • Walt Whintman adventures

    Walt Whintman adventures
    At the age of three, the young Walt Whitman moved with his family to Brooklyn, where his father hoped to take advantage of the economic opportunities in New York City. That was a really big thing for Walt but his bad investments prevented him from achieving the success he craved.
  • Walt's family

    Walt was the second child in his family.His mom name is Louisa Van Velsor. His dads name is Walter Whitman. Wlat's brothers and sisters names are Brother: George Whitman Thomas Jefferson, Jesse Whitman, Mary Whitman, Hannah Whitman, Andrew Jackson Whitman, and Edward Whitman,
  • 12 year old Walt

    12 year old Walt
    At the age of twelve, Whitman began to learn the printer's trade, Walt Whitman worked as a printer in New York City until a devastating fire in the printing district demolished the industry.
  • Walt hard work

    Walt hard work
    When Walt Whitman was 11, his father, unable to support his family completely on his own. He had pulled Walt out of school so he could work, to help put food on the table, Then Walt found employment in the printing business.
  • Walt's second job

    Walt's second job
    Walt never did attend to any college. He had taught himself When he was 17, Wlat turned to teaching. His second job was in a one-room schoolhouse in Long Island. He liked it but I don't think he liked it enough.
  • Walt's new job

    Walt's new job
    Walt had keept teaching for five more years. In the nineteenth centry Walt had become a journalist and started editing many newspapers like New York Aurora, Long Islander, New York Evening Tattler, Brooklyn Freeman, and the Brooklyn Times. Walt also edited many books,
  • A new newspaper

    A new newspaper
    Autumn of 1848 and started a new "free soil" newspaper called the Brooklyn Freeman. Over the next seven years, as the nation's temperature over the slavery question continued to rise, Whitman's own anger over the issue elevated as well.
  • Walt needs more money

    Walt needs more money
    Whitman could only afford to print 795 copies of the book. Leaves of Grass marked a radical departure from established poetic norms. Traditional rhyme and meter were discarded in favor of a voice that came at the reader directly, in the first person. On its cover was an image of the bearded poet himself.
  • Walt and his brother

    Walt and his brother
    Walt went to Washington, D.C. in December 1862 to care for his brother Georg who had been wounded in the war. It ended with him suffering of the many wounded in Washington, Walt decided to stay and work in the hospitals and stayed in Washington, D.C. for eleven years.
  • Walt gets hired and fired

    Walt gets hired and fired
    While walt was in Washington, D.C. with his brother he had gotten a job. There was a clerk department of the Interior that Walt worked at. Secretary James Harlan, discovered that Whitman was the author of Leaves of Grass, which James found offensive. So James fired Walt because of that.
  • Busy Walt

    When Walt got back from Washington, 1863–1873, he labored intensely. Sometimes it seems to Walt he three lives going at once. He wrote perhaps the most moving and memorable of all Civil War poetrylike, Drum-Taps (1865), later folded into his best-known work, Leaves of Grass.
  • Walt visit his mother

    Walt visit his mother
    Walts mother had a stroke and Walt had went to go and visit her in Camden, NJ. Walt wasn't going to be able to back to Washington. So he bought him a house with the money form the poem Leaves of Grass.
  • Walt helping soldiers

    Walt helping soldiers
    Walt had spent his last years in Camden, NJ. There he decided to be a nurse for the Civil War. Walt worked extremly hard for long hours tending to the needs of sick and injured soldiers during the Civil War. His notes and writings about this period give a fascinating insight into the poet and this sad time in United States history.
  • Walt being a part time nurse

    This volunteer work proved to be both life-changing and exhausting. By his own rough estimates, Walt made 600 hospital visits, seeing more than 100,000 patients. The work took a toll physically, but also propelled him to return to poetry.Walt published an new collection called Drum-Taps,
  • Walt's friend

    In the immediate years after the Civil War, Whitman continued to visit wounded veterans. It's during this time that he met Peter Doyle, a young Confederate soldier and train car conductor. Whitman, who had a quiet history of becoming close with younger men, had an instant and intense bond with Doyle. Doyle had help Walt when he was not feeling good. Walt ended up becomeing good friends with Doyle
  • A Poetry job

    A Poetry job
    Whitman spent his declining years working on additions and revisions to a new edition of the book and preparing his final volume of poems. Now he does something that he enjoys. Poetry
  • Walts death

    Walts death
    Walt had died in March twenty-six 1892. He had he designed and had built a tomb on Harleigh Cemetery. He was exactly 72 years, 8 months, and 24
  • How Walt died

    How Walt died
    Walt didn't feel great for about two days and then he had a terrible, and massive heart attach. HE was starting to get weaker day by day and a man asked him if he was alright. Then he got up out of his chair and fell down. The boy called Dr. McAllister to come and help.
  • Walts Poems

    Walt had written tons of poems and they are all very good. Walt's most famous one is Leaves of Grass. Here is a few more that he wrote. A Clear Midnight, A Hand Mirro, A Sight in a Camp, A Women Waits for me, and Beginners.