THE PAWN-SHOP man knows hunger,
And how far hunger has eaten the heart
Of one who comes with an old keepsake.
Here are wedding rings and baby bracelets,
Scarf pins and shoe buckles, jeweled garters,
Old-fashioned knives with inlaid handles,
Watches of old gold and silver,
Old coins worn with finger-marks.
They tell stories.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Carl Sandburg's poem Street Window

2 Comments

  1. smsm says:

    i realy like the poem but can you explain what each part mean and where is the figure of speech?

  2. brandon says:

    i like the poem cause its basically saying that behind everything we call old, is a story.

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