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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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