1. Why does the speaker say that each person's singing should be blithe and strong?
He is showing that
2. The whole poem can be viewed as a catalogue. What is Whitman celebrating with this list?
He is celebrating
3. Perhaps what Whitman has in mind here are not actual work songs associated with various trades, but something more subtle. What would you say this poem is really about?
I would say that this poem is how that even though everyone has a different job and a different song, they are all united and assist each other. They are all American no matter what their job is.
4. Would you say that Whitman is romanticizing or idealizing the life of the 19th Century laborer? Or would you say the songs he hears are expressions of independence and joy in life? Support your answers with specific references to the poem.
I would say that Whitman is romanticizing and idealizing the life of the 19th century laborer, because most people would not sing on their way to or from work, and that not everyone thought of each other as an American or equal.
Blith - common
Robust unique, strong
Delicious singing of the mother gustatory, and auditory
Varied carols auditory
Singing with open mouths - visual, auditory
Party of fellows visual
Morning, , sundown visual, tactile
Deckhand singing visual, auditory
PRIMARY IMAGE is sound.
A lot of words beginner with The parralesm, creates rhyme
Subject is the American the working class
Everything is in present tense and showing activity
Theme||||||| we are the best, unity, idividualism