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Analysis and comments on The Junk Man by Carl Sandburg

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Comment 25 of 40, added on May 7th, 2009 at 8:53 AM.

In the poem The Junk Man we see parts of Carl Sandburg’s life appear in his
writings. As a hobo for a period of his life he got to see the other side
to things. He probably felt what it was like to be broken and learned how
valuable it was to just feel accepted. Carl also uses a bit of
personification for death, so that he could build symbolism around life
before using the Junk Man as figurative symbolism.

tom anderson from United States
Comment 24 of 40, added on May 7th, 2009 at 12:55 AM.

As a young man, Carl Sandburg: delivered milk, laid bricks, threshed wheat,
and shined shoes. He was a hobo, a junk man. When Sandburg composed "The
Junk Man," he implied that the junk man represented death and the old clock
represented old people or physically enabled. Once the clocks time was up,
the junk man came to get it.

Daniel Gibson from United States
Comment 23 of 40, added on May 6th, 2009 at 11:53 PM.

Carl Sandburg was a free verse writer who personifies things in his poems.
In this poem "The Junk Man" Sandburg uses the clock as an example of
personification. The clock symbolizes an elderly person to is old and aged
while the the Junk Man symbolizes death. Sandburg may relate this to
himself because he was a bum like explained in the poem. As the poem
continues Carl is realized that when the time comes then death, the Junk
Man, will come and get you.

Kristina Victa from United States
Comment 22 of 40, added on May 6th, 2009 at 10:46 PM.

Carl Sandburg uses personification with death having a responsibility like
a person and the clock as an old man. The Junk Man portrays how he might
have felt when he was a hobo and how he wanted to give up his ambitions.
This poem also shows the bad aspects of his life, and how people didn't
understand him as a person.

Tara Teran from United States
Comment 21 of 40, added on May 6th, 2009 at 8:49 PM.

The poem the "Junk Man" written by Carl Sandburg is reflecting Carls true
style of writing. In this poem Carl compares the clock to a old
man.Sandburg relates this poem to the life he once had as a hobo, and
someone who charishes anything they can get. He uses a lot of
personification in this poem for example when he says "gave death a job" he
explains that the clock is being taken away just like your life might be
taken away. At the end of the peom Carl explains how he dosen't fit in and
is a outcast. He is realizing that death is going to come sooner or later.

lauren engeln from United States

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Information about The Junk Man

Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 21. The Junk Man
Volume: Chicago Poems
- Other Days (1900-1910)
Year: 1900
Added: Feb 4 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jul 7 2012


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