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Walt Whitman was pulled out of school at age 11, and became a voracious, self-taught reader. 00:30
Walt Whitman worked on his famous compilation of poems, "Leaves of Grass," from 1848 to 1855. 01:02
Whitman is referred to as "the bard of democracy," because his poems speak to a hope for universal brotherhood. 02:15
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