Walter “Walt” Whitman was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist; his most well-known work is Leaves of Grass. His work formed the basis for the emerging American literature; instead of following poetical convention, he wrote in freestyle verse, sharing his philosophical views. Whitman became the most famous exponent of Transendentalism.
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