Bio of Walt Whitman
Born May 31,
West Hills in Long
Brooklyn at age 4
Became a very interactive teacher in his late teenage years Lived on a farm before his family moved to Brooklyn
Named after his Father
Bio of Josh Stegmaier
Born on May 8, 1998
I live on a farm and raise livestock Born and raised in
The youngest on the family with two older sisters
I have an adopted brother,
Elias, that is also older then me I go by the nickname J.T.
I play baseball and dream of going to college on a scholarship for baseball.
“I Hear America
I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear,
Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong,
The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam,
The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves of work, The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat, the deckhand singing on the steamboat deck,
The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench, the hatter singing as he stands,
The wood-cutter’s song, the ploughboy’s on his way in the morning, or at noon intermission or at sundown,
The delicious singing of the mother, or of the young wife at work, or of the girl sewing or washing,
Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else,
The day what belongs to the day—at night the party of young fellows, robust, friendly,
Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs.
I Hear America Singing
Whitman uses mechanics, carpenters, masons, boatmen, shoemakers, wood-cutters, women sewing, and mothers as examples.
Each person does their own thing and doesn’t try to be anyone else. Everyone is happy with what they are doing.
• Alarm clock ringing loudly
• The water of my showerhead hitting the bathtub
• Smell of classic pine car freshener • Candy and cofee
• The laughter of people in my car “Song of Myself #10”
• Whitman is alone in the woods hunting and eating fresh game that he killed. This passage has a very peaceful and content emotion to it.
• A crew of sailors are looking at the beauty that surrounds them while on their boat. This paragraph has a joyful emotion throughout it.
• A group of men go digging for clams and then enjoy some chowder. The emotion is very happy and humerous.
• Whitman comes across a