Poem Analysis: I Hear America Singing

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Sierra Akin

Neman Period 8

11/13/16

Literary Analysis Essay

“I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman is a non-fiction poem written in 1860. The poem focuses on all the happiness people in America have in this poem. Many working people need to find the positivity in their everyday lives. Walt Whitman helps present the theme of positivity by using diction, figurative language, and organization throughout the poem.

The speaker’s use of word choice helps reveal the meaning in “I Hear America Singing”. The speaker declared “Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs.” which presents a positive tone by using optimistic words. The use of diction in this poem is used to further stretch the idea of the good things in life.
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