Study Guide

I Hear America Singing Tough-o-Meter

By Walt Whitman

Tough-o-Meter

(2) Sea Level

One of the best things about our pal Walt is that he knew how to write a straightforward poem. In "I Hear America Singing," Whitman's not interested in complex metaphors or tortured meter. He speaks to us directly and clearly, and we love him for it. This poem's not a toughie.

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