Walt Whitman was born in Long Island on May 31, 1819. He was an American poet, teacher, and journalist. His major work was a collection of poems titled Leaves of Grass, which he compiled over many years. Whitman was influenced by Transcendentalism and was noted for his use of free-verse. Whitman died in New Jersey on March 26, 1892, at the age of seventy-two.
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