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Walt Whitman
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    (May 31, 1819-March 26, 1892)
    Editor of various New York newspapers
    Published 'Leaves of Grass' (1855-92)
    Wrote 'Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,' 'O Captain, My Captain,' 'Passage to India' and 'Old Age Echoes'
    His poetry is free verse and not rhythmic.
    He was hospitalized and eventually committed suicide due to depression.
    When he would write a poem about his homosexual lovers, he would change the gender to make the lover a female.
    His works always showed the winning spirit of individuals.
    Despite given a cushy job through his political connections in New York, he changed political affiliation to be a member of the Free Soil Party and lost his position.
    Despite being scorned for his gayness, he was optimistic and was a patriot for democracy.
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