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Author: szeiger
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Created: Jun 1, 2013
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I Hear America Singing

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I Hear American Singing by Walt Whitman

I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear,
Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong,
The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam,
The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves off work,
The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat, the deckhand
singing on the steamboat deck,
The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench, the hatter singing as
he stands,
The wood-cutter's song, the ploughboy's on his way in the morning,
or at noon intermission or at sundown,
The delicious singing of the mother, or of the young wife at work,
or of the girl sewing or washing,
Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else,
The day what belongs to the day - €”at night the party of young
fellows, robust, friendly,
Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs.
Grade 12 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.11-12.3
How does the author describe America?
  1. Through various occupations
  2. Through various ethnicities
  3. Through various historical figures
  4. Through various geographical locations
Grade 12 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.11-12.3
Grade 12 Poetic Devices CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5
Walt Whitman has his own unique poetic style. Which element of that style is best represented in this poem?
  1. Use of free verse
  2. Incorporating catalogs of people or places
  3. An emphasis on the natural
  4. A tendency to encompass multiple subjects in one poem