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

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Comment 11 of 141, added on January 6th, 2005 at 1:16 PM.

I liked this poem because it talks about all the hard woking people
all over America. He says that if everybody had a song they would all be
different. I also like it because he is talking about the importance of the
common people.

Leyla Rodriguez from United States
Comment 10 of 141, added on January 6th, 2005 at 1:09 PM.

" I Hear America Singing"
I think that it represents how he felt about America back then and
how it was as happy as can be. These days though I don't think the poem
would quite fit with the way America is. I say that because the people of
America are not always happy with what they do and most jobs don't pay
enough. Also our economy is all screwed up.

Jason Anthony from United States
Comment 9 of 141, added on January 6th, 2005 at 1:11 PM.

In "I Hear America Singing" Whitman says that everyone has his or her
own life style. He kind of says that we are all unique but Americans too.I
think this poem is nice but really don't like it .

Maria Peralta from United States
Comment 8 of 141, added on January 6th, 2005 at 1:11 PM.

"I Hear America Singing" has a meaning for saying that everybody has
there own style."Each singing what belongs to her, and to none else."Is
saying that everybody is different.You don't have to be someone your not to
impress another person, but to just be yourself and not someone your not.

Elsi Reyes
Comment 7 of 141, added on January 6th, 2005 at 1:10 PM.

In "I Hear America Singing" the poet shows songs that different types
of people form one song of America. It also shows that these types of
poems are what America is known for. We are all different but we are
Americans too.

Justin Sanders from United States
Comment 6 of 141, added on January 6th, 2005 at 12:53 PM.

In the poem it says that each person is singing their own song. I
think this poem represents that everyone is different in their own way and
were not the same. It also probably represents that they were happy to be
an American.

Jonathan from United States
Comment 5 of 141, added on January 6th, 2005 at 12:45 PM.

The poem had a good meaning to it that connected to everyday life. I
agree with most of the things stated in the poem. I think one of the most
important statements in the poem was "Trust no Future, how'er pleasant! Let
the dead past bury it's dead! Act-act in the leaving Present! Heart within
and God o'er head!" If you live trying to fix your past, your future will
never be right.

kandyse from United States
Comment 4 of 141, added on January 6th, 2005 at 12:46 PM.

Whitman shows that everyone lives by their own song and even though we
are all individuals in our own right , we are brought together by our
american song. He displays his views of patriotism and his idea of being an
American.

Alexandria Williams from United States
Comment 3 of 141, added on January 6th, 2005 at 12:45 PM.

I find the poem " I Hear America Singing" to be too patriotic. Yes the
Americans were happy despite the low wages and hard labor, but they were
not the only hard laborers. What about the Hispanics, Latinos, and even
Asians? They work as hard,or, even harder than the Americans. " I Hear
America Singing" is too patriotic and nationalistic.

Samuel Salgado from United States
Comment 2 of 141, added on January 5th, 2005 at 11:33 AM.

I wonder if Whitman were alive today, what songs would he hear from
America? I'm afraid they may not be as happy.

Debbie Valenta from United States

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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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