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Analysis and comments on Nigger by Carl Sandburg

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Comment 43 of 153, 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 153, 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 153, 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 153, 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 153, 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 153, 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 153, 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 153, 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
Comment 35 of 153, added on April 20th, 2006 at 3:21 PM.

You insane idiots, you crazy racists. The man does not think he is black,
he is not mocking black people, he is using the word "nigger" as an
interpretation, if anything he feels bad for you, stop just looking at a
poems title and judging it you morons, im not judging blacks, but you are
way to sensitive, and you want to go beat him up? HES DEAD AND BURIED YOU

James from United States
Comment 34 of 153, added on April 11th, 2006 at 4:52 PM.

I see you've all noticed that the title of the poem is a racial slur. Next,
maybe some of you could try reading the poem. Or not commenting on it.
Choose one. You're not commenting on the poem, you're commenting on the
title. This was not written by a racist or a "wigger". I'm trying not to
flame here, but it's hard to resist... Did you honestly read past the first
line? Or did you just see "I AM the nigger" and assume you knew the rest?

MZF 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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