Early Moon 1930 by Carl Sandburg
Early Moon by Carl Sandburg - a book review by Jeremy
April 15th, 2010 ·
Sandburg, Carl. Early Moon. Chicago: Harcourt,
Summary: Sandburg wrote a collection of poetry called "Early Moon" to try and make his life into poetry. Sandburg was a farmer growing up, and he writes about his experiences farming and turns them into poetry. He uses well- rounded imagery, personification, similes, metaphor, and hyperbole to try and get his life across. The title of this book reflects most of his poetry, especially in the his first poem, "Potomac Town in February," where he uses personification to describe the bridge as telling him to come across it. Sandburg also likes to use visual imagery in his poem, "Dan," where he uses visual imagery to describe a dog and rosewood. He also describes the smell of hazel nut in this poem. In his poem, "Slow Program," he uses personification when he says that the sun chooses an hour to set, and there's also the idea of a train track actually running into the sun. More personification is used when he says that the sea "pounds on the shore." This is seen in his poem, "Young Sea." Sandburg also likes the use of auditory imagery where he uses, "the sea singing," in his poem, "Sea Wash." In conclusion, Carl Sandburg uses a variety of figurative language to try and get his life across to a general audience.