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

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Comment 7 of 147, 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 147, 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 147, 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 147, 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

Alexandria Williams from United States
Comment 3 of 147, 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 147, 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
Comment 1 of 147, added on October 27th, 2004 at 12:26 PM.

he shows they were happy to do their jobs despite the low wages and hard
labor, they were just happy to be in America


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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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