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Analysis and comments on Chicago by Carl Sandburg

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Comment 46 of 646, added on March 2nd, 2008 at 1:26 PM.

this poem is highly touhing sandburg makes his true defence for his city

shyamala from Iraq
Comment 45 of 646, added on May 25th, 2007 at 1:22 PM.

Sandurg uses an evil dog as a metaphor to the city of Chicago. He uses
personifcation to give both the city and the dog human like qualities.

Matthew Nourmohamadian from New Zealand
Comment 44 of 646, added on May 25th, 2007 at 12:58 PM.

The poem Chicago really tell how the city can be so harsh and not inviting.
The use of apostrophy gives life to the city. Sandburg has little respect
for the city and tells how he really feels.

Tabari from United States
Comment 43 of 646, added on May 25th, 2007 at 7:51 PM.

Carl Sandburg is known for writing about the true meaning of life. In this
essay Chicago it shows how fast pace and rugged this city is and how
everyone wants to blame other people for the problems in the city. He
depicts the city of being fast pace and that he isnt enjoying it. Maybe he
wants to get out of Chicago and into a new city and find out what real
happiness in life is all about.

chris cardinale from New Zealand
Comment 42 of 646, added on May 25th, 2007 at 12:45 PM.

Carl Sandburg is known for writing about the true meaning of life. In this
essay Chicago it shows how fast pace and rugged this city is and how
everyone wants to blame other people for the problems in the city. He
depicts the city of being fast pace and that he isnt enjoying it. Maybe he
wants to get out of Chicago and into a new city and find out what real
happiness in life is all about.

chris cardinale from New Zealand
Comment 41 of 646, added on May 25th, 2007 at 10:14 AM.

This poem by Carl Sandburg seems like it is about the hard times and
wickedness of the city Chicago, but it isn't. We hear of all the crime,
labor, and conditions of this city which leaves an impression that the
writer is shameful of this city, that he is pitying those who work or live
in it but we soon are told that he would sneer at anyone who would sneer
at his city. The workers in this city are proud of their city, proud of the
vivacity and energy that is a result of their labor, a theme that is
noticeable in the lively, rthymic tone of the poem.

Celina Williamson from United States
Comment 40 of 646, added on May 25th, 2007 at 4:41 PM.

I believe that in the poem "Chicago" it is talking about how the working
people in the city. Thay are always doing thier best to provide for thier
families but it is hard to just get by. It is saying that the city is hard
to work in and that it is dirty and always trying to put you down.

josh senger from United States
Comment 39 of 646, added on May 25th, 2007 at 3:41 AM.

In the poem "Chicago" I believe that it is talking about the traits of
people in certain cities, and that anywhere you live, you will see all
different types of people. It shows the city as having people whom are
good, and some of which are not so good. But they are all connected in some
way.

Jillian Capdevielle from United States
Comment 38 of 646, added on May 25th, 2007 at 2:41 AM.

I think that Sandburg is using this poem to display the real difficulties
in life. A city that is usually portayed as aplace of glamour and good
times is portrayed in this poem as a harsh and unruly place to live. I
think sandburg is demonstrating to the reader that life isnt always what it
seems.

aria collin from United States
Comment 37 of 646, added on May 25th, 2007 at 2:06 AM.

I believe that what this poem is trying to say is that it doesnt matter
what city you live in. As long as you except it flaws and you are proud of
the place you came from then it doesnt matter what other people think.In
the poem "Chicago", Sandburg wrote the poem as if he were talking to human
being.

alexandra corredor from United States

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Information about Chicago

Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 1. Chicago
Volume: Chicago Poems
- Chicago Poems
Year: 1912
Added: Feb 4 2004
Viewed: 39063 times
Poem of the Day: Jun 26 2003


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