DOWN between the walls of shadow
Where the iron laws insist,
The hunger voices mock.

The worn wayfaring men
With the hunched and humble shoulders,
Throw their laughter into toil.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Carl Sandburg's poem Subway


  1. Jake G says:

    thanks for all the useless comments they really didnt help at all. I am being sincere when i thank you for the wonderful insight you gave me.I may have actually learned less about his poem from reading them. 😉

  2. Roberta SchulbergGoro says:

    The hunger voices mock
    The delimiters of the loyal

  3. Dr. Freeman says:

    This is a short poem just the one i needed for a project but still a little hard to follow

  4. Elaine says:

    i like it a lot. its short but yet sweet
    i dont think i could do so good!

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