Consider the first line of “I Hear America Singing”: Answer 1 Explanation: Answer 2 poem, one can understand the speaker’s view of American identity as one identity made up of many voices singing many different songs . This, of course, as a metaphor for different people living different realities that contribute to the formation of a nation’s identity. The speaker lists, in the poem, various professions and activities exercised by these people: “The carpenter singing his measure of his plank or beam, The mason singing his preparation for work (…) The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat (…)” And so on. “Each singing what is theirs and no one else’s”, he says, implying that this identity would be made up of many different realities, points of view and stories, since each of these people can only “sing”. or express from their own points of view. seen. on sight. Thus, the identity of the American nation is a mixture of several realities, each of which is important to make heard. Together they create a set based on variety. Response 3 The speaker imagines the American identity as unified but diverse. The phrase “varied songs” describes an America that shares a common vision, but also has different ways of achieving that goal. Americans sing together, but each sings their own “various song” of American music.