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Sandburg's Poetry

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As a writer of “Simple poems for simple people”, Sandburg liked to keep his poetry’s form as simple and easy to understand as possible. He mostly wrote in free verse, as a realist. This just means he wrote about the middle class, the everyday men and woman, and was honest about them, he didn’t exaggerate or use hyperbole.
Sandburg wrote for the people he was writing about, the middle class, so he kept his poems simple, with easy to understand metaphors, and poems that would make the average person stop and think for a minute or two.
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