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Analysis and comments on Fog by Carl Sandburg

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Comment 10 of 30, added on March 30th, 2006 at 6:59 PM.

I memorized this poem this year
it is a great poem with ggreat metaphores!
i love it

Alexa Love from United States
Comment 9 of 30, added on December 21st, 2005 at 1:09 PM.

In elementery school, the nuns would have your come to the front of the
class and recite a poem you had memorized. Fog was the shortest one I could
find, since I didn't like being up at the front of the class.
The nun didn't fall for my tactic and made me do another. Oh, well, I
tried. To this day, I am still a cat lover.

Jack Murphy from United States
Comment 8 of 30, added on December 15th, 2005 at 11:39 PM.

I had to memorize this poem in 8th grade, and i still have not forgotten
it. HOOAH!

Sgt. Matthew Kaye from United States
Comment 7 of 30, added on September 27th, 2005 at 7:59 AM.

this poem really touches me i love how he personificates the fog to a
living creature (cat)

spike from United States
Comment 6 of 30, added on September 27th, 2005 at 12:26 AM.

Cat - silent - here now; present, changes our surroundings, indifferent,
leaves without a trace

David from United States
Comment 5 of 30, added on August 23rd, 2005 at 4:07 AM.

It is a beauty to see the poet compare rather personify fog to a cat.
The immediate feeling that one gets at the very utterance of the word 'fog'
is lack of definitude and opacity. But the personificatio of fog to a cat
gives it a new dimension, aesthetics...???
Although it envelopes vast area, from harbor to the city, yet it does not
come with a fanfare as flood or tsunami would. It comes silently "on cat
feet".
Like a true feline it is "aloof" and "unsocial" (coldness of heart???). it
silently watches the area under its spell and moves on further.
Does it in anyway suggest of coldness in human relationships? Response will
be appreciated

Vrinda Krishna from India
Comment 4 of 30, added on May 11th, 2005 at 4:09 PM.

Growing up in the Virgin Islands We don't have much fog. So as a child
reading the FOG, as simple as it is, gave me a vision of fog acting like a
cat of which i had several.

Carmen Parrott
Comment 3 of 30, added on March 24th, 2005 at 12:42 AM.

The poet has presetnted fog as a living creature, comes,sits looking and
then moves on.

yasir jaffery from Pakistan
Comment 2 of 30, added on February 16th, 2005 at 3:12 PM.

"Little cat feet" immediately gives the fog a personality it is easy to
imagine standing on the pier watching the fog come in then move on into the
city.Very frugal with the wording unlike other Sandburg poems.

Arnold Russell from United States
Comment 1 of 30, added on November 16th, 2004 at 5:56 PM.

At first it just is a couple of words but if you read it again it will
really make you think.

Jill Pritts from United States

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Information about Fog

Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 1. Fog
Volume: Chicago Poems
- Handfuls
Year: 1913
Added: Feb 4 2004
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