By Johnny Fink
According to Wikipedia, Transcendentalism began in the late 1920's and began to die out in the late 1940's.
Whitman was also a poet and essayist
(Photo from PBS)
Washington State University says Realism was from 1860 to 1890. Realism is defined as "the faithful representation of reality" and is a practiced way of writing.
Preface to Leaves of Grass, 1855
One of Walt's Transcendental works, in which clearly defines himself as "A Poet".
The photo above, taken from Wikipedia, is Walt Whitman age 28
Beautiful Women was one of his Realist works
It's just a short simple poem about women that I found at hellopoetry.com
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