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

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Comment 33 of 163, added on March 14th, 2005 at 9:27 PM.

Walt Whitman is a very patriotic poet. In his poem, he repeatedly used
"singing" as a symbolization of freedom and happiness in America. He also
described a very utopian society, a perfect place to dwell in.

natalie millon from United States
Comment 32 of 163, added on March 8th, 2005 at 7:45 PM.

I feel this means that everybody needs to do their jobs for the community.
Relating this to a Melody, the melody doesnt work without the harmony and
like that if only one person "sings their song" or does their work then the
song isnt complete and the community that relys on each other will fall

Jeff from United States
Comment 31 of 163, added on February 9th, 2005 at 1:57 PM.

To me the poem means that everyone is different and in America that is ok.
Everyone is allowed to sing their song out loud, not silenced by diversity,
"singing with open mouth." It is not necessarily singing, or workers...the
workers represent the ordinary citizen and the songs are our voices and
opinions. Even the small guys have the freedom of speech

Karen Whitley from United States
Comment 30 of 163, added on February 1st, 2005 at 9:43 AM.


Comment 29 of 163, added on January 28th, 2005 at 2:31 PM.

I feel that in this poem they feel exciting as they work,when on the other
hand some people dont like to work an sing "excitement"

Victor Betts Jfr
Comment 28 of 163, added on January 28th, 2005 at 2:09 PM.

The poem was alright but i did not like the poem because it was not real
nobody sing when they work at these kind of jobs. bye

michael from Zimbabwe
Comment 27 of 163, added on January 28th, 2005 at 2:24 PM.

In "I Hear America Singing" you can hear that it shows that the people in
america love to sing to their country and to their nobel jobs even with low
wages and hard times the people af america will always enjoy living in
their country and enjoy singing to their beautiful America.

Marlene Gomez
Comment 26 of 163, added on January 28th, 2005 at 2:23 PM.

I think that the poem"I hear America Singing" is a great poem because it
shows that people back then were happy to get any job, but today people are
non-conformists at what they do for a living.

Raquel Alvarado from United States
Comment 25 of 163, added on January 28th, 2005 at 2:23 PM.

From the persons day it sounds like everyone was happy about their jobs,
they are in the garden of eve and tha makes me like it.

Larry from United States
Comment 24 of 163, added on January 28th, 2005 at 2:23 PM.

He is saying that he hear the sweet sounds of the american people while
they enjoy their day at work.

dominique thomas

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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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