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Analysis and comments on Nigger by Carl Sandburg

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Comment 60 of 150, added on April 7th, 2010 at 3:22 PM.

you dumba**es need to get a real job instead of reading poems like do
construction and work with big hard throbbing piecies of wood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

brad walton from United States
Comment 59 of 150, added on April 7th, 2010 at 3:20 PM.

hey bob snhieder or watever i will hang u from my noose you son a a fat

amanda cannon from New Zealand
Comment 58 of 150, added on April 5th, 2010 at 3:52 PM.

listen here i am a filthy nigger you sons of tweo bulliesi will murder
whoever the freak done wrote this you freaken white kracker

bob schnieder from Canada
Comment 57 of 150, added on November 20th, 2009 at 9:47 AM.
PIECE OF ****!!!!!!!!!!!

i love this poem too...because it is amazing i swear i love black
people...is this guy black??...i am black

tyrone jennings from China
Comment 56 of 150, added on November 20th, 2009 at 9:43 AM.

I love this poem!!

melissa from United States
Comment 55 of 150, added on June 11th, 2009 at 1:14 AM.

THANK YOU COMMENT # 35!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT HE'S

gunnar from United States
Comment 54 of 150, added on June 11th, 2009 at 1:01 AM.

you people are clueless. i'm 15 and understand this poem better than halfof
you. sandburg isn't a racist. nearly everyonr called african americans that
name back then. chill out. he's a great writer, not a racist!

gunnar from United States
Comment 53 of 150, added on May 7th, 2009 at 12:59 AM.

Carl Sandburg, in this poem used the bare truth of the hardships of being a
colored immigrant living among the so called, "white upper-class". Although
it's hard living in the opposition of an utopia the message that was to be
learned it seems is that no matter how hard or tough life may seem, there
is always hope if there is faith. It seems that Carl Sandburg discouraged
racism in his days, and this was one way how he shows the world the

Alex from United States
Comment 52 of 150, added on February 24th, 2009 at 10:21 AM.

i think that if he was ever put into slavery he wouldn't write about this
kind of things. he wouldn't have called it this name either.

courtney from United States
Comment 51 of 150, added on February 8th, 2009 at 8:54 PM.

Renisha said:
"were you ever shackled and chained?
did you ever cry tears of dust wishing to go back to your motherland?
have you ever tried to keep the little of your mind that managed to escape
the demons of slavery?
Where you ever beaten and whipped?
Did you ever battle between running away from the slaveholder the only
you know of depended on or finally claiming your freedom and humanity?
Man, you never went through anything like that! Ever!"

For one, Renisha, neither have you.
Second, you are an idiot if you cannot see deeper into this poem. It's true
that Sandburg uses stereotypes in his sympathy toward blacks, but he is not
insulting african americans. Please read further into the poem before you
humiliate yourself next time.

Jasmine from United States

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Information about Nigger

Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 43. Nigger
Volume: Chicago Poems
- Chicago Poems
Year: 1912
Added: Feb 4 2004
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Poem of the Day: Dec 20 2009

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