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

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Comment 57 of 177, added on February 10th, 2006 at 7:25 PM.

This poem is very boring.

Jordan Slone from United States
Comment 56 of 177, added on February 7th, 2006 at 4:22 PM.

This poem was used by William Striker during his newfond speech on politics
because of how insperational it is. It should be required by law to be
taught throughout our school sytems because of its imagery and use of
poetic devices such as metaphors and similes. His poetic skills surpass
that of even the best poets of the now and even the past. He should be
regarded by all as the father of national and stirring poems. All hail

Spinna from United States
Comment 55 of 177, added on February 1st, 2006 at 11:16 AM.

Interesting side-note to this poem, try reading and comparing it to
Langston Hughes' "I, Too"

Patrick from United States
Comment 54 of 177, added on January 19th, 2006 at 8:51 AM.

Comment number 43 is a dumb thing to say. If you don't understand poetry do
NOT comment on it. Just because he was a homosexual does NOT mean his
poems revolve around that. This poem has its flaws but does not say
anything about that.

Andrea from United States
Comment 53 of 177, 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 177, 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 177, 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 177, added on November 3rd, 2005 at 10:04 AM.


TROY from United States
Comment 49 of 177, 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 177, 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

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Information about I Hear America Singing.

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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