In 1835 Whitman was forced home, after five years as a traveling school teacher he had founded his own newspaper. After years of working in journalism and moving back in with his family to support them financially, in 1854 Whitman released his first edition of Leaves of Grass containing twelve poems. After, in Whitman's own words, “3... ... middle of paper ... ...ünther. “The Bridge to God.” Studies in Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. By Harry R. Warfel.
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