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    The poem entitled, "Chicago", written by Carl Sandburg enhances our understanding of modern poetry. Sandburg examples this modernism by using impeccable symbolism and imagery, as well as showcasing the American dream and how the Windy City changed the culture in the early twentieth century. The most major event that made Chicago what it is today would be the Great Depression and the effect it had on the lives of the overpopulated, undereducated, citizens. Sandburg's use of imagery paints a very

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    American Poet Carl Sandburg Carl Sandburg was an American author and poet born January 6th, 1878, to parents of Swedish ancestry. As a laborer, Carl’s father discouraged his interest in books. Yet, his mother saw potential and supported his education. Because of his self-interest in education, and his mother 's support, Sandburg was inspired to write. In fact, he became a very accomplished writer. He received 3 Pulitzer Prize awards: two for his poetry, and one for his biography on Abraham Lincoln

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    Alexzandria Mulford Professor Ryan LIT1000 June 17 2018 Carl Sandburg and His Poetry Carl Sandburg was a writer who wrote in many forms. He wrote anything from children’s books, to biographies, to poetry and had a very high reputation while he was alive. However, as years have gone by, his impact has faded along with it. He was born on January 6th 1878 in Galesburg, Illinois, his parents being Swedish immigrants. Sandburg was the second eldest of his four other brothers and sisters. His family was

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    Poetry is a platform that can be utilized to not only showcase one’s style, but also one’s opinion on a variety of matters. Carl Sandburg was a famous American poet that used poetry to magnify his dedication to the common man. Moreover, Sandburg’s career as a poet effectively supplemented his career as a journalist by further demonstrating how he was affected by his childhood and surroundings in general (Siber 1). Furthermore, he composed numerous quality works that illustrated his uniqueness and

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    Carl Sandburg was a poet and writer as well as an editor. Sandburg was famous for works such as Chicago Poems and The People, Yes. He was an American man who wrote poetry about the places around him, people he admired, and many other sources of creativity. Sandburg was also famous for not only writing in the perspective or about the life of himself, the writing for and about the people of the world. Not only was Sandburg a poet, but he also did some folk singing along with everything else. Carl

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    Spending his entire life developing the way he wrote, Carl Sandburg created a very distinct writing style. He continuously traveled throughout his life, experiencing new things and people which shaped his view and therefore his writing style. Because of this change in writing style throughout his life, he wrote in both the Modern and Contemporary American literary time periods. Contributing to this was his early fascination with language easily traced back to his time on the Illinois prairie, where

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    Carl Sandburg: America’s Poet Carl Sandburg is renowned as one of the outstanding and innovative American poets of the twentieth century. Sandburg used his poetry to explicate to the public how life is, can, and could be. “He published many works including: Chicago, The Harbor, Picnic Boat, Gone, They will say, and countless more” (Meltzer 13). Carl Sandburg is widely renowned today for all his accomplishments and works during his lifetime. Few poets could match his skills as a writer and what he

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    In Carl Sandburg’s poem “Chicago” he describes the positive and negative attributes of the city such as: the thriving industry and the hardworking people as the positive and crime and murder as the negative. “Chicago” is a short poem , however, the poem conveys many emotions about the city. Even though Chicago has many negative connotations to its name Carl Sandburg tries to express his love for the great city. By using repetition, personification, and apostrophe Carl Sandburg explains why he loves

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    Chicago, written by Carl Sandburg is a rousing piece of writing about the lives of people in Chicago and about the city as a whole. Drawing from his working class roots, he built a raw-boned poetry that violated the poetic norms of the time -- he cast off inherited poetic diction and form and adopted an exuberant free verse. The poem is a sordid love affair between a man and his tumultuous city with Sandburg declaring his affinity for the Chicago and its people despite its downfall, via his anaphoric

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    and a hopeless dream, America was a place for people to work hard and achieve their dreams. Carl Sandburg was a very influential poet who came from very humble beginnings under immigrant parents who had moved to America. He believed in an ordered society where people could strive and accomplish what they chose without being influenced by the majority of the country. To achieve the American Dream, Sandburg had to travel across the States, overcome challenging experiences, such as searching for newspapers

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