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Analysis and comments on The Junk Man by Carl Sandburg

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Comment 5 of 265, added on February 17th, 2006 at 3:00 PM.

I think this poem is somewhat stupid .

Tieu Mai from Vietnam
Comment 4 of 265, added on June 26th, 2005 at 9:16 PM.

My mom recently died. She used to carry a copy of this poem around in her
wallet. She shared it with me many years ago. She really loved it, so do I.
Unfortunately she lived it too. It was her greatest fear to be a prisoner
of her body and mind. I am sure she was relieved when the junk man came. I
will miss her terribly! Thank you for showing me this poem mommy it means
so much to me. Love, Laurel

laurel from United States
Comment 3 of 265, added on March 29th, 2005 at 9:25 PM.

This poem symbolizes the reassurance at the end of life, because really it
is not the end at all. Everyone goes through old age in life, which
includes ridicule and the malfunctioning of the body in everyway. No matter
what there is always hope in life, and once you have lived and served your
part, you will be taken away to eternal happiness.

Kasia from United States
Comment 2 of 265, added on October 13th, 2004 at 6:12 PM.

its the best poem ever and the junkman is tryin to symbolize that
everything is gonna be poli kala

jack from Egypt
Comment 1 of 265, added on September 5th, 2004 at 4:36 PM.

This poem is about older peole whose bodies are winding down. In the end,
they are happy to die because their bodies make it painful to move

Peter Raines

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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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