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  • Carl Sandburg : An American Poet

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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

  • Carl Sandburg Writing Style

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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

  • Carl Sandburg : America 's Poet

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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

  • Carl Sandburg And The American Dream

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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

  • Chicago By Carl Sandburg Analysis

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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

  • Chicago: The Legacy Of Carl Sandburg Essay

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    Chicago: The Legacy of Carl Sandburg      Carl Sandburg may be one of our most influential poets in American history, he knew the American working man and his necessities. Sandburg used his poetry to explicate to the economy how life is, can, and could be. Carl Sandburg was born in Galesburg, Illinois January 6, 1878 to Swedish immigrant parents with the names of August and Clara Johnson. His family was extremely poor. Carl left school at the age of thirteen to work odd

  • The Works of Poet Carl Sandburg and His Effect on American Poetry

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    The Works of Poet Carl Sandburg and His Effect on American Poetry The beloved poet, Carl Sandburg, changed the course of American poetry. He was a poet, novelist, journalist, and songwriter, yet the influence of his works have not always been acknowledged. Carl Sandburg's evocations of American urban and rural life, compassion for people, and his love of nature, through his works have made an enormous contribution to the American literary scene. Carl Sandburg was born on January 6, 1878

  • Analysis Of Buttons By Carl Sandburg

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    understanding of the receiver. In “Buttons”, Carl Sandburg faces this problem as he narrates the realities of war while covering how those without the experience regarded it with oversimplification. Sandburg conveys the message showing the disconnect of war between the soldiers in action and civilians at home to share the horrors of war for those without the experience. As if possessing a natural ability in poetic writing was not enough, Carl Sandburg added a unique angle to his pieces. Raised in

  • Carl Sandburg and How He was Influenced by Walt Whitman Essay

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    Carl Sandburg and How He was Influenced by Walt Whitman Carl Sandburg and Walt Whitman had very similar lives. They both came from working class families and neither one of them went to high school or graduated college. They learned from watching people and by reading books on their own. They both had a certain sense for the world that made them able to see what was going on around them and grasp its significance. Although Whitman was born sixty years before Sandburg there were still a lot of

  • Carl Sandburg Effects

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    The Effects of Carl Sandburg’s Poetry In the world there is hatred, crime, violence, racism, and other bad things that makes up society. The people don't know how bad the reality it is until there is somebody to go and show it to them. It often leads to depression, suicide and other horrible things that we can't imagine. For one poet like Carl Sandburg to describe the bad side of the American life in his poems makes us realize what we do to be human. In modern times we have problems that we have