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Walt whitman: walt whitman (1819–92) was an american poet whose collection leaves of grass is a landmark of american literature. Walt whitman's biography and life storywalter walt was an american poet, essayist and journalist a humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism. When i heard the learn’d astronomer i hear america singing in his preface to leaves of grass, whitman states, “the united states themselves are essentially the greatest poem” whitman was. Democratic vistas: democratic vistas the pamphlet remains an important supplement to whitman’s poetry as well as an example of his philosophy of government. Song of myself by walt whitman it is a democratic poem that draws all different kinds of people and places into itself and tries to forge them into a unity.