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About Whitman: Walt Whitman (31 May 1819- March 26 1892) was an American poet and essayist. He achieved immense fame after the publication of his poetry collection, Leaves of Grass , in 1855. Having worked as a printer’s devil, he had self-published his poetry collection and kept revising it till the end of his time. He continues to be a favorite among litterateurs for his unique outlook. He was a humanist, and swung between transcendentalism and realism in his art. He is called the father of free verse even though he has not invented it, and it is in his poetry that free verse achieves its full potential. His work boldly asserts the worth of the individual, and the oneness of all humanity. Whitman's defiant break with traditional poetic concerns and style exerted a major influence on American thought and literature. Born near Huntington, New York, Whitman was the second of a family of nine children. His father was a carpenter. The poet had a particularly close relationsh


Robert Browning was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. Robert Browning was born on May 7, 1812 , in Camberwell, England. He was the first son of Robert and Sarah Anna Browning. His father was a well-paid clerk for the Bank of England. He had one sister, Sarianna. Robert's father amassed a library of around 6,000 books, many of them rare. Thus, Robert was raised in a household of significant literary resources. His mother, to whom he was very close, was a devout nonconformist as well as a talented musician. His father encourages his interest in literature and the arts. His rare book collection of more than 6,000 volumes included works in Greek, Hebrew, Latin, French, Italian, and Spanish. Much of Browning’s education came from his well-read father. It is believed that he was already proficient at reading and writing by the age of five. A bright and anxious student, Browning learned Latin, Greek, and