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Analysis and comments on Chicago by Carl Sandburg

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Comment 36 of 646, added on May 25th, 2007 at 1:40 AM.

In the poem "Chicago" by Carl Sandburg, he is telling us about the city
Chicago. In each stanza he describes the different problems that go on in
the city life downtown. Sandburg writes as if Chicago is a living person.

Erika Roybal from United States
Comment 35 of 646, added on May 25th, 2007 at 1:18 AM.

“Chicago” according to Carl Sandburg is a place where there are things that
you should be proud of and other things you should not be proud of. In the
first stanza, Carl Sandburg shows that Chicago is a big city filled with
industries that are really important and shows a positive vibe about
Chicago. In the second stanza, it is filled with Chicago’s negativity like
crimes and immorality. In the third stanza, it shows that whatever obstacle
Chicago goes through it will strive to solve the problems and maintain to
be the Chicago that the people know.

Jan from United States
Comment 34 of 646, added on May 25th, 2007 at 12:55 AM.

This poem is about the urban city of Chicago. It uses alot of
personification in the way that Sandburg describes the city. He describes
the city in a very negative way, talking about robbers and murderers and
the big city life. The whole peom, he talks to Chicago as if it were a
person.

Reece Ludwig from United States
Comment 33 of 646, added on May 25th, 2007 at 12:14 AM.

"Chicago" by Carl Sandberg demonstrates Sandberg's respect and possible
fear of the city of Chicago. His use of apostrophe in this poem really
brings it to life. The use of adjectives also creates strong imagery and
reflection of Sandberg's outlook on the city.

Conlan Tereschuk
Comment 32 of 646, added on May 24th, 2007 at 11:48 PM.

In this poem by Carl Sandburg, he uses apostrophes to mock the cities flaws
like poverty and hunger. By reading this you think that the author is
criticizing Chicago, but he ends up saying how proud and honorable it is.
He states that there is no town that has this many problems and can still
be so famous and glamourous.

Nicole Beck from United States
Comment 31 of 646, added on May 24th, 2007 at 10:35 PM.

Mrs. Bangert,
Chicago: I think that this poem was about how different people are. I also
think that it depends on were they are and who they are with in there
soroundings.I think that this poem was showing no matter were you are in
the would there in no place that is better or worse than Chicago.
Ariel Ceballos
3rd Period

Ariel Ceballos from United States
Comment 30 of 646, added on May 24th, 2007 at 10:19 PM.

This poem is quite interesting. It shows me how Sandburg portrays Chicago
in his own eyes. He describes it as a very hard city, yet it shows
patriotism. What he’s saying is that he really loves Chicago. He’s standing
up for his adored city, it’s very hearty.


Tara Alizadeh
Comment 29 of 646, added on May 24th, 2007 at 9:33 PM.

In the poem "Chicago, the author Carl Sandburg portrays chicago as a big
family. How a family can still maintain itself through the ups and downs.
He also shows pride in his city, and how he will defend it no matter what
condition it is in.

Nick from United States
Comment 28 of 646, added on May 24th, 2007 at 9:48 PM.

this poem was about how sandburg felt towards his city. he treats the city
like a human and admires many aspects of the city. his writting style
enables him to be able to make this connection.

jeff key from United States
Comment 27 of 646, added on May 24th, 2007 at 2:48 AM.

In the poem "Chicago", Carl Sandburg portrays the city as a person and
mentions the problems within the city. However, he accepts and embraces
Chicago despite all the problems within such as poverty and prostitution.
He is comfortable with his mindset because he is already aware that the
problems that is taking place in Chicago also exist in other cities.

Kevin T 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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