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Beat! Beat! Drums!

Beat! Beat! Drums!

by Walt Whitman

Beat! Beat! Drums!: He's talking to drums—is he unstable? True or False

1. What sound don't the drums make? -> Crash
2. Who is the speaker actually talking to? -> The band
3. When is this poem set? -> 2000
4. Why should we even pay attention to the war? -> Because the speaker is selfish and mean
5. What poetic device are these words portraying: "beat," "rattle," and "thump"? -> Caesura

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