Beat! Beat! Drums!
by Walt Whitman
Beat! Beat! Drums! Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The Sounds of War
Even though we're not on a battlefield in this poem, we can hear the sounds of war loud and clear. For the most part, these sounds are carried by the drums and bugles, reminding us that we can't ju...
Forms of Address
In this poem, there's a lot to notice not just about what our speaker saying, but how he's saying it and to whom (or to what!) he's saying it. Because our speaker is addressing some inanimate objec...