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Walt Whitman. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/walt-whitman. “I Hear America singing ” Brian Page. Early Life. Walt Whitman was born in 1819. As a kid when he was growing up he wrote his own news paper He attended public school for a little while .

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Walt whitman

Walt Whitman

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/walt-whitman

“I Hear America singing”

Brian Page


Early life

Early Life

Walt Whitman was born in 1819.

As a kid when he was growing up he wrote his own news paper

He attended public school for a little while.

Then after he wrote America singing before the civil war started because there would be conflict.

When he was 17 he became a teacher in Rhode Island

In March 26, 1892 Whitman passed away in Camden


The poem

The poem

I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear,

Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong,

The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam,

The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves off work,

The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat, the deckhand

singing on the steamboat deck,

The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench, the hatter singing as he stands,

The wood-cutter’s song, the ploughboy’s on his way in the morning, or

at noon intermission or at sundown,

The delicious singing of the mother, or of the young wife at work, or of

the girl sewing or washing,

Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else,

The day what belongs to the day—at night the party of young fellows,

robust, friendly,

Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs


Poetic device 1

Poetic device 1

  • “Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong”.

  • This sentence foreshadowing because when the poem was wrote, it was before the civil war and after it the industrial era began showing that America was a strong nation.


Poetic devices 2

Poetic devices 2

  • The delicious singing of the mother, or of the young wife at work, or of the girl sewing or washing,

  • This sentence shows that the whole country is into patriotism because the kids are even hard at work.


Poetic device 3

Poetic device 3

  • The day what belongs to the day—at night the party of young fellows, robust, friendly,

  • This shows that Everybody works in the day and party at night as a reward from working and building things all day.


Theme

Theme

  • The theme is that every day ever American is a hard worker no matter what the situation is.


Workcited

Workcited

  • http://www.ithaca.edu/depts/i/We_Can_Do_It_Rosie_The_Riveter/52349_photo.jpg

  • http://yourdailygerman.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/end-of-work.jpg

  • http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Patriotism.jpg

  • http://fanart.tv/fanart/tv/262447/hdclearart/the-men-who-built-america-50c4beb51aa63.png

  • "I Hear America Singing." Poetry for Students. Ed. Marie Rose Napierkowski and Mary Ruby. Vol. 3. Detroit: Gale, 1998. 151-165. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 29 May 2014


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