Comment 20 of 20, added on June 13th, 2013 at 7:44 PM.
Wonderful Site You Have Here!
I used to read a great deal of books but now I surf the internet looking
for really good blogs like this one to read. this was a good read thanks!
Comment 19 of 20, added on August 9th, 2012 at 7:28 PM.
Ah, thank you. You have jogged me into acoitn and tomorrow I will set
aside all my other projects (Pomeranians girls in season for one) and sit
down to my next blog. xoox Karleene
Comment 18 of 20, added on May 25th, 2011 at 5:40 PM.
Sandburg is the "I", you are the "I", I am the "I". Everyone is the "I". If
you are a human being, you are the speaker.
Franco S from United States
Comment 17 of 20, added on February 7th, 2011 at 7:54 AM.
who is the I in this poem??
Comment 16 of 20, added on June 15th, 2010 at 3:38 AM.
I Am The People, The Mob
To me this poem is a call for the mass to view society and its history and
how the common man is many times exploited by higher entities, but the ills
of society continue each generation for people do not come together as
whole and learn from the past; thus creating this perpetual cycle that man
Comment 15 of 20, added on May 7th, 2009 at 1:01 AM.
Carl Sandburg was the kind of person who actnoliged the people who worked
hard. He volunteered to fight in the Spanish American War and after he went
to Lombard College. His poems relate to his life. How he sees the world and
the people in it.
Diana Garcia from United States
Comment 14 of 20, added on May 7th, 2009 at 12:54 AM.
It's very apparent that Sandburg wasn't a large fan of rhyme or rhythm.
What he did use as a writing technique was the art of parallel structure.
This technique being the repetition of certain key phrases, such as, "I am
the people... I am the workingman... I am the audience..." (Sandburg), and
so forth. He also tended to include Abraham Lincoln in his works, of which
he was also an avid fan.
Nick Johnson from United States
Comment 13 of 20, added on May 6th, 2009 at 9:23 PM.
Carl Sandburg uses free verse to write this poem. In this poem he talks
about how the people are the reason people like Napoleon and Lincoln were
able to do all that they did. Even though people like them die the people
are still strong. He uses Lincoln because he loves to talk about Lincoln
in his poems. Whitman and Sandburg both write in free verse and like to
talk about Lincoln. He talks about how if it were not for the people that
nothing would ever get done. The people he is referring to are the middle
and lower class citizens.
Matt Perry from United States
Comment 12 of 20, added on May 6th, 2009 at 7:59 PM.
In this poem, I Am The People, The Mob, Sandburg uses a metaphor to compare
the word "mob" to human race. Sandburg wrote "I am the workingman, the
inventor, the maker of the world's food and clothes" (Sandburg 4-5). He
wants people to understand that without all the hard work, People wouldn't
have food to feed themselves and clothes to wear. People wouldn't be where
they're at right now.
Tiwi Mamahit from United States
Comment 11 of 20, added on May 6th, 2009 at 1:46 AM.
Being from Swedish immigrant parents, Carl Sandburg could relate to the
working class America. For some time, he himself was a struggling worker,
shining shoes and even being a hobo. In "I Am The People, The Mob" Sandburg
stresses the importance of the working class people, those with low paying
jobs. "Do you know that all the great work of the world is done through
me?" (Sandburg) Carl Sandburg wants to make it obvious that without the
working class, no one would be where they are.
Magali Palma from United States
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