Whitman’s “America”


Rewrite the poem, line by line…

mimicking Whitman’s voice, style, and form but from different points of view from the Civil War Era…. or from contemporary points of view.

Click here for the “Rewrite Walt Whitman’s ‘America’” assignment sheet. Pay special attention to voice and word choice! Capture the perspective through voice and word choice.

The learning targets are on the assignment sheet!



Compose your rough draft on loose-leaf. Type your final draft on a GoogleDoc that can be submitted via GoogleClassroom.

Then, create an 8.5 x 11″ poster for your final draft. Print your poster. We will hang these posters in the hallway (like we did with our slavery unit creation project found poems.)