Beat! Beat! Drums!
by Walt Whitman
Beat! Beat! Drums!: He's talking to drums—is he unstable? Quiz
Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Beat! Beat! Drums!? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What sound don't the drums make?
Q. Who is the speaker actually talking to?
The people in the town
Q. When is this poem set?
Q. Why should we even pay attention to the war?
Because the speaker is selfish and mean
Because the speaker wants us to fight
Because it is noisy
Because it affects everyone
Q. What poetic device are these words portraying: "beat," "rattle," and "thump"?