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Analysis and comments on I Hear America Singing. by Walt Whitman

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Comment 53 of 163, added on January 15th, 2006 at 6:57 AM.

i did a reasurch paper on it and i felt it is such pragmatic to neglect
the artists and others in the empowerment of the nation

ahmed from Algeria
Comment 52 of 163, added on January 10th, 2006 at 9:51 PM.

Yes, after much review, the poem does glorify blue collared workers of
America (Lines 2-6) and suggest both America as a diverse (I hear America
singing, the "varied carols" I hear;) and yet strong (Singing...their
strong melodious songs) nation.

It is not disputed that Whitman had sexual attraction towards men, however
only 3rd hand accounts say he was actually in a homosexual relationship.
Yes there are more than obvious "suggestions" of such attractions (Line 7),
but an attraction does not mean a relationship.

Argueing to remove great work such as this from school curriculum because
of some suttle suggestions of a homosexual preference and a few 100 year
old rumours is down right wrong. It is similar to saying we should remove
"Romeo & Juliet" from all school books because it contains violence,
suggestions of sex, and murder.

Thomas Woos from United States
Comment 51 of 163, added on December 15th, 2005 at 6:57 PM.

Sahara from U.S u do not know what u r talking about this is one of the
greatest poets in American History. It doesn't say anything about a love
affair in the whole poem now does it? NOPE

Comment 50 of 163, added on November 3rd, 2005 at 10:04 AM.


TROY from United States
Comment 49 of 163, added on September 9th, 2005 at 11:55 PM.

America singing on the eve of the industrial revolution
her workmen of all trades, he incldes the women and mothers the storng
melodious song full of hope and enthusiam on the eve or reconstruction and
indusrialization industrialization. One must explain his poetry in context
with the times and not condemn
him in term of today. Yet it is worhty to note the irony of the times in
the following poem.inspired by
Whiman's I hear America Singing

Songs of the New world

I hear technology singing
I hear the hum of computers
from the sockets in the wall
and transmitters down the hall

I feel the waves of energy
tremors of mighty power
fill the rooms and towers
with the click and beat pulsing all about

Shimon Weinroth from Israel
Comment 48 of 163, added on September 8th, 2005 at 7:54 PM.

My love you are like a roll of cookie dough to me
You make me want to kiss you with my wet soggy lips
Come to me my little cough drop
I think you are like a hairy baboon
I love you

joodie from Bulgaria
Comment 47 of 163, added on September 8th, 2005 at 7:50 PM.

My Poem:
A bitter autumn wind comes upon the earth with a great swoosh
The trees shiver in the cold bitter winds
Oh save my soul bitter winds

joodie from Bulgaria
Comment 46 of 163, added on September 8th, 2005 at 1:26 PM.

Im doing a project thing about this poem and I find it quite intresting to
see all the imagry and how he expresses himself in the poem "I Hear America
Singing". I think he is a great poet and I love his plays!!

Amber from United States
Comment 45 of 163, added on August 28th, 2005 at 2:02 PM.

I'm not native America so it's so hard for me to understand the meaning of
each line in the potry "I hear America singing" so I hope some one can help
me figure out them...
e-mail me :khanhvinh@gmail.com

Vinh le from Vietnam
Comment 44 of 163, added on July 10th, 2005 at 11:43 AM.

I am with Garrett from the U.S. Perhaps some of the people reading the
poem and commenting should read Whitman's biography and some of his other
works. How can he be "too patriotic"? The time in his life that he wrote
much of his poetry was during The Civil War period and it was a time that
greatly affected Whitman. He was a nurse for wounded soldiers and he wrote
poetry about this and about the assassination of Lincoln. Later, he also
wrote poems that praised the everyday world around him - like his list poem
"I Hear America Singing". Read "Miracles", another list poem. It shows
how Whitman felt about his fellow man and the goodness and beauty of the
world around him.

Scarlet from United States

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 4. I Hear America Singing.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 5. The Answerer
Year: 1900
Added: Feb 7 2004
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Poem of the Day: Feb 11 2012

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