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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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