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Analysis and comments on Lost by Carl Sandburg

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Comment 14 of 274, added on February 12th, 2012 at 5:29 AM.

uZwQOK Fresh thoughts, fresh view on the subject..!

oem software from Moldova
Comment 13 of 274, added on November 11th, 2010 at 6:04 PM.

moo moo the super sea cow is better that you and is eating PUDDING THAT HAS

ksudh from United States
Comment 12 of 274, added on March 21st, 2010 at 3:29 PM.
The poem "Lost"

Actually theres a simile in this poem, not a metaphor.

Claire from United States
Comment 11 of 274, added on September 2nd, 2009 at 9:43 AM.

9/3/09: I once read a very interesting and profound poem about a man who
worked at a concentration camp in Germany. I can't remember much about it
except that it said that at the end of the day while this man walked home
with the smells of the camp upon him he would stop to buy chocolate for his
own children.
If anyone knows the title and author of this poem please post it in a
comment here.
Thanks! Robt.

Robert from United States
Comment 10 of 274, added on March 13th, 2009 at 3:17 AM.

This is a pretty interesting poem that I have been learning for a while.
My analysis of this poem is basically refering to someone who is 'lost'.
Boat=Child it is a metaphor.When a child is lost he cries for his mother.
The Harbor's breast might refer to a mothers breast. It supports the child
by nourishing him. The harbor supports the boat...The harbors eyes, might
refer to a light house...the boat is scared and trying to find safety and
comfort of the harbor just like a child lost and trying eagerly to find hi
mother...I don't know...This is how interpret it...


Beatrice Ngiraungil from Micronesia
Comment 9 of 274, added on February 24th, 2009 at 5:08 AM.

Lost by Carl Sandburg is a very powerful exert. It doesn't only paint a
picture of being lost but also makes you (reader) feel the frightening
feeling of being lost. Don't you agree?

chloe from Canada
Comment 8 of 274, added on November 13th, 2007 at 10:00 PM.

something about being on the water in the dark is supernatural. sandburg
really captures that spooky feeling.

marilyn mckinstry from United States
Comment 7 of 274, added on January 18th, 2007 at 3:29 PM.

I really like this poem it really sohws how he feels. And it shows he has
true feelings.

Sally from United States
Comment 6 of 274, added on January 18th, 2007 at 3:26 PM.

i think the poem lost really show his vast thinking side really one of his
early works, since then if you look at his other work it's far superior.
But indeed I have nothing wrong to say about the poem Lost.

carl porter from United States
Comment 5 of 274, added on April 26th, 2006 at 3:41 PM.

I interpret it as he is trying to say that being alone can be scary. It can
give you a feeling of not knowing where you are or what is going on and
make you be afraid. but i probably suck at interpreting poetry, whatever

dave from United States

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 4. Lost
Volume: Chicago Poems
- Chicago Poems
Year: 1912
Added: Feb 4 2004
Viewed: 862 times
Poem of the Day: Oct 3 2003

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