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

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Comment 70 of 140, added on May 5th, 2007 at 5:28 PM.

No one mentioned Hughes' poem is an allusion to Whitman's. Does anyone
study allusion anymore?

sarah from United States
Comment 69 of 140, added on June 6th, 2006 at 3:38 PM.

the poem was great

nicole from Canada
Comment 68 of 140, added on June 6th, 2006 at 3:32 PM.

this poem was really cool it is one of the best poems i have read the poet
is really cool and the dude who wrot emooooooo is emoooooooooooooo

nicole from Canada
Comment 67 of 140, added on April 12th, 2006 at 2:26 PM.

that was a pretty good poem, i didnt like the rhyme scheme to it but i did
like the meaning that the whole world is singing and needs to be joyous for
what we do have, for some have nothing.

Danielle from United States
Comment 66 of 140, added on April 12th, 2006 at 2:10 PM.

luv it

ashley griffin from United States
Comment 65 of 140, added on April 11th, 2006 at 5:03 PM.

This poem is clearly about achieving the American dream. Everyone is
working from nothing to become something. They are singing in unison. They
are all happy about playing their part to build up america. In Langston's
hughes I, Too he includes himself and represents for the black community as
well. I believe that whitman wasn't trying to make racism an issue. He was
just commenting on the American dream.

Desiree from United States
Comment 64 of 140, added on April 6th, 2006 at 2:06 PM.

this poem by whitman is such an awesome poem i did a biography on this
amazing man and thereis so much more to him he is such an astonishing
writer and person

liz from United States
Comment 63 of 140, added on April 3rd, 2006 at 8:36 AM.

i think that this is a great poem.
the end

Ben Donello from United States
Comment 62 of 140, added on March 26th, 2006 at 4:44 PM.

"he founded a "free soil" newspaper, the "Brooklyn Freeman". / "returns to
Brooklyn and edits The Brooklyn Freeman." / "He resigned from his position
in 1848 because his stand against slavery was too strong for the paper's

That would imply that he's against slavery. Please, do some research before
you form an opinion on a topic you don't know anything about.

To me, this poem is Whitman's idea of what America should be: everyone is
content with the life they have. No matter what class the people are of,
they do not wish to have more, nor do they flaunt off what they have. The
"singing" is just a way to say that the people's spirits are high. "Singing
with open mouths" means they are proud to say that they are content with
their lives whether they be carpenters or woodcutters.

c from United States
Comment 61 of 140, added on March 21st, 2006 at 9:50 PM.

First of all I must say VERY WELL SAID GARRETT!!! (Comment No. 42) because
I have noticed there are a few illiterate commenters on here, who obviously
have no love for the art of poetry and must read poetry only in order to
pass a course. So in closing, if you do not understand the concept of
poetry and have no skills of analysing properly, please keep your
negativity to yourself and read content that is at your level.

Scott 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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