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Beat! Beat! Drums!

Beat! Beat! Drums!

by Walt Whitman

Beat! Beat! Drums!: Don't tell me how to beat my drum! True or False

1. Who or what is the speaker addressing in the first line of the poem?The soldiers
2. What is the music doing in the church?Scattering the congregation
3. Why is it important that the speaker is talking directly to the instruments instead of the people playing them?It gives the music an impersonal sense
4. What does the speaker hope will happen if people try to continue on with their normal lives?He wants the instruments to play even louder
5. Why are the instruments in the cities?They are recruiting

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