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Analysis and comments on Happiness by Carl Sandburg

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Comment 21 of 302, added on March 8th, 2012 at 4:55 AM.

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Comment 19 of 302, added on July 5th, 2011 at 2:18 PM.

This poem captures the essence of spiritually rich and blessed families. In
a sick society it is good to take a snapshot of those that benefit from
those that cling to good values. The instance of happiness under a tree, a
keg of beer, an accordian, alongside a river transcends the materialistic
economy. Material wealth does not ensure enduring happiness. Unless you
have not experienced this you will not relate to meaning of Happiness by
Carl Sandburg

Hilton from South Africa
Comment 18 of 302, added on January 17th, 2011 at 9:41 PM.

yes happiness is what we express when we are happy and what we fill when we
are in our special someone..

rhexa jane from Philippines
Comment 17 of 302, added on December 21st, 2010 at 10:32 AM.

Sandburg is simply saying: Happeness is relative. The Hungarians were just
one example.

Randy from United States
Comment 16 of 302, added on September 15th, 2010 at 11:01 AM.

I think what Sandburg is really trying to say is that one cannot truly be
happy unless one takes accordion lessons.

Steve from United States
Comment 15 of 302, added on July 6th, 2009 at 12:12 AM.

I believe that this poem should be read through a lens of an American
experiencing a brand new ethnicity like Hungarians into the stew known as
America. I know the pride I see in my Grandparents faces that have
immigrated to this nation when they BBQ with their families and revel in
the accomplishments of everyone. Hungarians being new immigrants to this
country when this poem was written were still achieving their goals and
happy for every minute of that struggle, through their acculturation and
assimilation into American society. Look at any new immigrant to America
and tell me there isn't a thankfulness and happiness about them.

Robb from United States
Comment 14 of 302, added on August 10th, 2008 at 8:37 PM.

happiness must not be asked to anyone cause it is a personal experience. in
the poem, carl sandburg is trying to find answers of what happiness is, but
in the end, he himself answered his own question.=)

ofelia austria from Dominica
Comment 13 of 302, added on July 31st, 2008 at 8:57 PM.

Yeah! Happiness must be experienced..

Elvie from Philippines

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Information about Happiness

Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 17. Happiness
Volume: Chicago Poems
- Chicago Poems
Year: 1912
Added: Feb 4 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jan 26 2003

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