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Analysis and comments on Nigger by Carl Sandburg

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Comment 45 of 135, added on May 12th, 2007 at 1:44 PM.

Are you people idiots? If you think this poem is derogatory in the least
you need to take an english class. Put your "40" down and listen. This is a
beautiful poem about how Sandburg felt towards the African American people.
"homie g dawg" how about read a poem and understand it before leaving a
racist comment about beating up a brilliant poet that's been dead for

The Truth from United States
Comment 44 of 135, added on March 30th, 2007 at 10:12 AM.

I love niggers i am one myself and i am not afraid of wipping this dead old
basterds ass.

reggie bush from United States
Comment 43 of 135, added on February 21st, 2007 at 10:54 AM.

Wow. I can't tell if you people are joking or you're just uneducated. If
you understand the time period you'll understand the poem.

Lisa from United States
Comment 42 of 135, added on January 18th, 2007 at 3:44 PM.

i really like poems because it can relate to us arfrican americans. I has a
way of telling how you feel too!!

Alicia Hubbard
Comment 41 of 135, added on January 18th, 2007 at 3:33 PM.

This is a great poem. It is about time that someone has understood the
greatness of being a NIGGER. I am pround of my race.

Brittany from United States
Comment 40 of 135, added on January 18th, 2007 at 3:32 PM.

This poem is bad..for back in the days but not its just funny to see a
white men worry about the black man! he betta get gone! forreal

Sweet from United States
Comment 39 of 135, added on January 18th, 2007 at 3:27 PM.

i want to know why did he used this word. he knew this word used toward
blacks in a racial way.

Anna from United States
Comment 38 of 135, added on January 18th, 2007 at 3:23 PM.

I like this poem because he put him self in other shoes. He also described
in a little details of a black person. He also not only did that but showed
sort of the strength of a black person.

Nathaniel Dillard from United States
Comment 37 of 135, added on December 12th, 2006 at 7:49 AM.

Wow this is a very cute poem about blacks

Emily from United States
Comment 36 of 135, added on May 5th, 2006 at 12:02 PM.

I am black. This is a beautiful poem. Written about a time I thankfully
did not live in, but a time made plain and clear by Mr. Sandburg's prose.
I could see the slave, "nigger," perhaps my great uncle or great
grandfather. This is not a derogatory poem at all. The subject is
unfortunate, but it also just true to life.

Leslie 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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