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Analysis and comments on Beat! Beat! Drums! by Walt Whitman

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Comment 18 of 95, added on June 5th, 2011 at 2:05 PM.
The Perils of War

In this poem, Whitman places the collective madness of war into the context
of the common citizenís lives. He shows how war can plough through society,
disrupting its peace, tranquility, order, and harmony. He shows that chaos
is the order of the day in war.
Whitman is smart enough to evade mentioning the cause of the instability
and the soldiers fighting the war. He cleary demonstrates that, the perils
of war mostly affect the common man. He is the most affected.
Analysis by Caleb Mauti.

Caleb Mauti from Kenya
Comment 17 of 95, added on June 4th, 2011 at 9:54 PM.
The Perils of War

In this poem, Whitman places the collective madness of war into the context
of the common citizenís lives. He shows how war can plough through society,
disrupting its peace, tranquility, order, and harmony. He shows that chaos
is the order of the day in war.
Whitman is smart enough to evade mentioning the cause of the instability
and the soldiers fighting the war. He Cleary shows that in war, it is the
common man that has more to lose and most affected.
Review by Ondiengía Mauti Caleb.


Cal Mauti from Kenya
Comment 16 of 95, added on December 8th, 2010 at 10:45 AM.
great poem

Beat! Beat! Drums! The tite is showing the intensity of war and fighting
and no one can escape the sounds of the drums. Walt Whitman wrote this poem
during the civil war and this peom is about the battle of Bull Run.The poem
is not about fighting for freedom or justice, but is to show what war
really is. A life destroying mistake that has no purpose but to cause pain
and misery.The "drums" and "bugles" are symbols of war because they were
used in the procession into battle."Would the talkers be talking? would the
singer attempt to sing?
Would the lawyer rise in the court to state his case before the judge?"
This quote means that everyone is effected by the war.." While the war
rages there can be "no happiness" or "any peace." Is a quote that shows
that Whitman prefers peace than war. Whitmans attitude in this poem it
seems as though Whitman is in bloodlust, but suddenly changes to depression
and unhappiness.The title increases intensity throughout the poem leading
to the climax of "war!" The theme of this poem is war is more bad than
good.

David Jameson from United States

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Information about Beat! Beat! Drums!

Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 3. Beat! Beat! Drums!
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 8. Drum-Taps
Year: 1900
Added: Feb 7 2004
Viewed: 27180 times
Poem of the Day: Jan 1 2005


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