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Analysis and comments on Chicago by Carl Sandburg

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Comment 12 of 652, added on February 7th, 2006 at 9:40 PM.

Yo mon!
I really liked this poem, it trully spoke to me deep down.

Bob Marley from Jamaica
Comment 11 of 652, added on October 15th, 2005 at 2:43 PM.

I had to recite this poem with my eighth grade graduation class, 28 years
ago, and I can still hear it in my head. It's powerful and moving - a
vivid picture of the Chicago of his time, that wasn't that different from
the Chicago of mine.

Debbie from United States
Comment 10 of 652, added on September 20th, 2005 at 7:06 AM.

I think that this is a good poem because it shows patriotism and loyalty to
a place. This poem describes how Sandburg loved Chicago. It is obvious in
this poem that he is standing up for his city and that he understands that
it is not perfect but that he likes it. There may be many bad things in the
city but there are many good things too. I think that he wrote this poem
because someone said something about the city and he did not like it.

Emilee from United States
Comment 9 of 652, added on August 9th, 2005 at 9:26 PM.

Sandburg is vitually unknown to me until I came across the "Chicago" poem.
It's pretty amazing to see how a single man has stand up and defend the
city where he belongs though its a common knowledge that Chicago is well
known for its high crime rate, probably the highest among all the
metropolitans. Anyway, full credit to Sabdburg and I really love this poem
very much!

Zaki Omar from Malaysia
Comment 8 of 652, added on July 7th, 2005 at 7:27 AM.

To me, this poem shows how important it is to write about that which we
know. Sandburg makes the city come alive with all it's sweet icing as well
as it's crusty near foul core. The life and energy of the city itself is
shown in all it's clarity.

Gotta love it!


J. Slick
Comment 7 of 652, added on May 17th, 2005 at 11:56 AM.

In a way, Chicago seems like that of a family as he portrays it in this
poem. He describes the city and the inhabitants as they work and he
defends. He is a defender for a place he calls his home (understood) no
matter what problems may be going on; much is the same for a family - in a
family who is strong and in love with one another, no matter what happens
to the family, they will continually stand up and defend one another.

Staci from United Kingdom
Comment 6 of 652, added on May 5th, 2005 at 2:54 AM.

I love the way Mr.Sandburg describes Chicago as the people's town. It may
not be perfect, but it's hard working, and it's real. I love it, I love
everything about this poem. It's hearty, like meat and potatoes and it
really speaks to anyone who's fought for a place to call home.

Erin from United States
Comment 5 of 652, added on April 18th, 2005 at 5:54 PM.

i think that this poem is bad, its boring. i love poems but not this

andy from United States
Comment 4 of 652, added on April 5th, 2005 at 2:22 PM.

Carl Sandburg defends the city that most inspored him. He only lived there
for the last half of his life. He lived in Galesburg for over 20 years
before he went to Chicago to live.

jj from United States
Comment 3 of 652, added on February 15th, 2005 at 12:18 PM.

Even though Carl Sandburg is talking about Chicago and he did live there.
It was not this home town. Just thought I might state that.

Jerrica 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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