Whitman - I Hear America Singing finished - English 11 Name Walter Whitman was born on the in Long Island New York US He was an essayist poet and

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English 11 Name: _______________________________ Walter Whitman , was born on the May 31, 1819, in Long Island, New York, US. He was an essayist, poet, and journalist, as well as a volunteer nurse in the course of the American Civil War (1861–65). Walt Whitman is claimed to be the first American "poet of democracy", referring to his singularly American style and use of common people as subject matter. Many critics pointed to the close relation between the America of this period and his poetry. Walt Whitman, being one of the most influential American poets, is often referred to as "the father of the free verse". “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman 1 I HEAR America singing, the varied carols I hear; 2 Those of mechanics—each one singing his, as it should 3 be, blithe and strong; 4 The carpenter singing his, as he measures his plank or 5 beam, 6 The mason singing his, as he makes ready for work, or 7 leaves off work; 8 The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat— 9 the deckhand singing on the steamboat 10 deck; 11 The shoemaker singing as he sits on his

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