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Comment 32 of 652, 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 652, 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 652, 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 hes saying is that he really loves Chicago. Hes standing
up for his adored city, its very hearty.


Tara Alizadeh
Comment 29 of 652, 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 652, 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 652, 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
Comment 26 of 652, added on May 23rd, 2007 at 9:03 PM.

In this poem written by Carl Sandburg, he talks about the city as a person.
Carl uses what is called an apostrophe which is a digression in the form of
an address to someone not present, or to a personified object or idea. Carl
Sandburg personified the city by giving it human characteristics, "Under
the smoke, dust all over his mouth, laughing with white teeth..."

Klara Hardin from United States
Comment 25 of 652, added on May 22nd, 2007 at 6:49 PM.

In the poem Chicago, the author talks about the city as if it were a
person. He talks about all the bad things in the city but also says how he
likes it.

Marc Dickson from United States
Comment 24 of 652, added on May 22nd, 2007 at 2:01 AM.

The city Chicago, according to Carl Sandburg is a city filled with
misdemeanor. A City not worth living in, but a place filled with flourish
materials, and a center of resources that Americans need.



Jan Alvaro from United States
Comment 23 of 652, added on May 22nd, 2007 at 2:07 AM.

The city Chicago, according to Carl Sandburg is a city filled with
misdemeanor. A City not worth living in, but a place filled with flourish
materials, and a center of resources that Americans need.



Jan Alvaro 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: 39297 times
Poem of the Day: Jun 26 2003


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