Kalluh asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 1 decade ago

please help! what makes walt whitman a distinctly american poet?

any help would be appreciated! what makes walt whitman a distinctly american poet? and if possible, how does he compare to other american poets, such as poe, longfellow, and hawthorne. references would be appreciated! thank you so much for your help, 5 points to the best answer :)

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Poetry Foundation has a fascinating biographical sketch of Whitman, detailing some of his childhood and many of his later endeavors in adulthood. That would be an excellent starting place for research into your question.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    His passport.

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