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1 I Hear America Singing By: Walt Whitman Natalia Bellettiere

2 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 and his boat, the deckhand singing on the steamboat deck, Full Poem

3 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, Full Poem

4 The day what belongs to the day-at night the party of young fellows, robust, friendly, Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs. Full Poem

5  born 1819 Long Island, New York  moved to Brooklyn and attended public school  at eleven left school to work in the office at a law firm  moved back to Long Island with family and taught at several schools in the area  Started newspaper, "The Long Inlander"  published poems and short stories Facts About Author

6 Influences On Writing  based on America's history  the history when America was settled in the seventeeth Century after the Civil War  influenced by the "everyday Americans" the poeple who really made America  Not lawers or moviestars, real Americans  Influenced by his patrismism and love for the country

7 Unique poetry *This is a free verse poem which makes his poem unique. There are no rhymes or rythem just the descriping of everyday Americans*

8 Device One Example from Text: "I hear America Singing" Device: Personification Why?: this is Personification because the author is giving a non living country a human quality. Countries do not have mouths and can not sing but the author is using personification to give the country a human quality in the text

9 Device Two Example from Text: "I hear America Singing" Device: Metaphor Why?: The author is comparing America to the singing

10 Device 3 Example From Text: "The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam" Device: Imagery  Why?: You can picture the Carpenter singing while he works  You can picture the Carpenter measuring his plank or beam


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