Walt Whitman Literary Devices

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Walt Whitman does this by using certain literary devices, which are tone, alliteration, and hyperbole. He uses tone to show the joy in American workers where he wrote,” Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong,”(2, Whitman). This shows how the mechanic is working hard for his country like the others. There is also tone in the ending where he wrote,” Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else,” (9, Whitman). This gives us a hint on how they all do their work prideful and joyful. Then he goes on to using alliteration to give the poem some rhythm where he put,” The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench, the hatter singing as he stands,”(6, Whitman). He uses the letter “s” to give the sentence a rhythm to uplift the poem. Walt also uses alliteration as he …show more content…

He starts his poem talking about how men work hard, and do what they have to, so they can help their country. He talks for this for about half way then gets to talk about the women in America, and how they work hard to do their part. Then after the day has gone by, the people go out to party, and also to relax as they finished the day of hard work. This poem goes through the whole day of working Americans. It shows how Americans all come together to get a job done, so that we can better our country for the better. Walt Whitman attitude changes from when he talks about the Americans working hard to ending their day partying or relaxing. It starts off by showing the men working as hard as they can to contribute, then to the women working hard. Therefore, he ends it with joy and thankful attitudes. He also uses his title to give you a clue of what the poem will be about. It is what most poets do, but his was using personification. His title is I Hear America Singing; he uses America to refer to people. Then says that they are singing, when they are really working

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