As you may know, What Whitman was in love with Abraham Lincoln. His devotion for him is shown in many of his poems. Most of his poems are talking about Abraham Lincoln. All of Walts younger brothers were named after american heroes; George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson. Walt was a teacher at a young age for 5 years. Whitman looked up to Lincoln. He was one of the poets to write during the Civil War. He wrote so much about Lincoln he fantasized over him. He went through a tough time and moved into a house with his brother and his sister-in-law. This was caused by a stroke that led to him being partially paralyzed. He found it impossible to continue with his job.