Walt Whitman's Poem 'I Hear America Singing'

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The hustle and bustle of New York City. The salty air of the California coast. The lush, verdant forests of the Pacific Northwest, the midwest’s endless fields of amber grain, the hot and humid South. These are all American things. Jazz music, Swing, Bluegrass, Dixieland, Twang, Country, all American things. Obesity, unrest, corruption, hatred. All American things. The essence of what it means to be living in America is to enjoy the American landscape, to actively create and innovate, and to live freely and equally.

Living in America means enjoying your surroundings. East coast or West coast, North or South, wherever one may find themselves in America, the scenery that this land has to offer is unparalleled. Most Americans live within reasonable driving distance of one of the 58 designated national parks in their country. This ability to get out and enjoy nature is not a privilege that many other people around the world get to enjoy. Beautiful natural surroundings
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In the poem, “ I Hear America Singing”, Walt Whitman comments on the freedoms given to Americans. He writes, “ 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…”Here and throughout the poem, Whitman is saying that everyone in America has the freedom of choice, to choose what they do, and no one else can tell them what to do. Those living in the States are allowed to challenge old ways of thinking, proposing their own new and fresh ideas, they are given the right to make and change laws, they are able to be inclusive of everyone. Americans have the right to do what they please, and practice what they will, without having to worry about persecution, unlike many in other nations who are not as free. Many nations will limit what you can wear or say, do or think, but not in America. No, not in
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