I hear America Singing

I hear America Singing

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  • Paraphrase 
  • Connotation 
  • Attitude 
  • Everyone has a voices to expresses their own uniqueness and they all have their own way to get engaged for contribution in society. 
  • Shift 
  • Imagery: the various description of worker's action or machines working, as he described as "singing."  Point of View: first person's point of view, on what he sees around him.  diction:  "delicious singing," "robust," "friendly," "melodious," are all joyous descriptions of what he sees. 
  • Tittle 
  • Walt Whitman's attitude/tone was filled with proud and pride portrayed in the poem. He is prideful that he is American and is living in this country. He also felt patriotic that he is part of the nation as all of the voices and actions are something that made America, as a whole united nation and the blessing of  being in part of the "joy." 
  • Theme 
  • The poem "I hear America singing" has many shifts, such that each line has a shift. It does not just focus on describing one particular thing, instead it mentioned various of things, in this case, different occupations and their unique "songs" in every line.
  • The title did contribute to the overall meaning of the poem. Such that Whitman described different people singing; mechanics, carpenter, mason, shoemaker and etc are all depicted as American voices. As for what Whitman called "singing" it showed that the whole nation is at work and is at function everyday. 
  • The theme of this poem is that Walt Whitman loved the true nature and the beauty of people, as they all work to accomplish goals and keep the nation at work. Everyone, every impact of an individual showed the uniqueness to each person and their characteristics. All jobs and those who work are all very diverse, they all work together as a whole to make up America, as it portrayed the importance of stronger when staying together.  
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