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Analysis and comments on I Am The People, The Mob by Carl Sandburg

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Comment 22 of 22, added on February 10th, 2014 at 7:25 AM.

In the poem of Carl Sandburg, he gave the reader a vivid picture of the
life of the common people- the working class that in spite of their efforts
for change the ruling minority is still in charge...but towards the end of
his poem he made a fair warning...wait and see! when the "mob" realizes
their power the ruling minority must step aside.

Jian Mapalo from Philippines
Comment 21 of 22, added on December 7th, 2013 at 9:20 AM.

To me this is one of visualy imaged poem speakes about the life of
people.the discrimination in them,their sacrifices towards the society and
the metaphor combines to the "HUMAN FACE".Here this poem conveys us about
the great work done through the people.the poet also tries to include
great personalities who are role model for us

sreepriya k.s from India
Comment 20 of 22, added on June 13th, 2013 at 7:44 PM.
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Vedlinejada from Philippines
Comment 19 of 22, 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

Peter from Oman
Comment 18 of 22, 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 22, added on February 7th, 2011 at 7:54 AM.

who is the I in this poem??

magta from Philippines
Comment 16 of 22, 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
lives in

Comment 15 of 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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

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Information about I Am The People, The Mob

Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 14. I Am The People, The Mob
Volume: Chicago Poems
- Other Days (1900-1910)
Year: 1900
Added: Feb 4 2004
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Poem of the Day: Apr 28 2008

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