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Herman Melville

Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American author and poet. His writing was often inspired by his youthful experiences at sea and his first books, Typee and Omoo were autobiographical and well received. His later writings, notably Moby Dick , were less successful from both monetary and critical standpoints and his work had little standing at the time of his death. The first decades of the 20th century saw the beginning of a dramatic reevaluation of Melville's work and it is now justly...See more

Personality Profile For Herman Melville

Herman Melville

The following is a personality profile of Herman Melville based on his work.

Herman Melville is unconventional and boisterous.

He is laid-back, he appreciates a relaxed pace in life. He is empathetic as well: he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. But, Herman Melville is also intermittent: he has a hard time sticking with difficult tasks for a long period of time.

More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for discovery.

He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done. Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him.

Writing style analyzed by IBM Watson

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