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  • Carl Sandburg

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    Author-poet Carl Sandburg was born in the three-room cottage at 313 East Third Street in Galesburg on January 6, 1878. The modest house reflects the typical living conditions of a late nineteenth century working-class family. Many of the furnishings once belonged to the Sandburg family are still in tact. Behind the house stands a small wooded park. Underneath Remembrance Rock, lie the ashes of Carl Sandburg, who died in 1967. Carl August Sandburg was born the son of Swedish immigrants

  • Carl Sandburg

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    Carl Sandburg Carl Sandburg was born in Galesburg, Illinois on January 6, 1878. Carl and his family lived in a three room cottage at 313 East Third Street in Galesburg, Illinois. His parent’s names were August and Clara Anderson Sandburg. Sandburg’s nickname was Charlie. His parents were both Swedish immigrants. His Dad worked for a blacksmith in Chicago. Sandburg did not have much of an education because he quit school at the age of thirteen. His favorite subject in school was geography. He started

  • A Biography On Carl Sandburg

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    A Biography on Carl Sandburg Carl Sandburg was a great man. His life was one of fame, once he began writing. He inspired many people. He also became an American Marvel. His works still remain read even today, 30 years after his death. His life was an interesting one. His parents immigrated to the US from Sweden. His parents moved to Galesburg, Illinois. He attended public schools. At the age of thirteen, he had to give up public school and go to work to help earn money for his family. First, he

  • Chicago: The Legacy Of Carl Sandburg

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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 jobs from bricklaying to dish

  • The Legacy of Carl Sandburg

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    author, Carl Sandburg, of the poem “Chicago” I decided to try to understand his work I needed to meet four criteria of knowledge of his past and background, literary terms used, a common element shared by him and the poem, and my immediate responses to his work. The first criteria I want to go through is the common element shared by both the author and the poem, particularly the effects of the Industrial Revolution and the gap between the richest and poorest of the people. At the time that Carl Sandburg

  • What Is Carl Sandburg Essay

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    Carl Sandburg Carl Sandburg was undoubtedly a very talented writer of the early 1900s. He experienced many hardships on his journey of pursuing the American dream in his early stages of life, which drastically influenced his work. All throughout his life he was a hard worker and highly influential. He traveled all around the country looking for answers to the struggles of this life. The life of Carl Sandburg was not an easy one, but after much perseverance he finally fulfilled his dreams. Carl

  • Pride in Chicago by Carl Sandburg

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    Pride: we can take it in what we do, who we are, and what we’ve overcome. In Carl Sandburg’s “Chicago” he writes about the criticism and judgment that comes at his city, Chicago, and her laborers. The theme he portrays in his poem is that people can be proud no matter what they do, where they live, and what people think of him/her. He illustrates this theme through, word choice, imagery, and relational shifts throughout the poem. First of all, the poem tells us the thesis stated through word choice

  • Analysis of Carl Sandburg’ s poem “Chicago”

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    Carl Sandburg, in his poem Chicago, provides a dynamic and a loutish description with a certain tone of social criticism about the city of Chicago. Throughout the poem, the author makes use of literary devices, such as personification, apostrophe, similes, and repetition, giving the city a human-like representation with an intense personality in a realistic way. Also, the contrast between positive and negative qualities makes his poetry direct and concise which sings the glories and the penalties

  • Carl Sandburg Analysis

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    outlets in which such a discovery can be expressed. In Carl Sandburg’s poems, “The People, Yes”, “I Am The People, The Mob”, and “And They Obey” all convey one universal theme while expressed through contrasting diction, tone, and plentiful evidence of imagery. The mastermind behind these poems, Carl August Sandburg, was born on January 6, 1878. He was the second eldest out of the seven children of Swedish immigrants August and Clara Sandburg. Young “Charlie” (nickname he was called as a child) surprisingly

  • Carl Sandburg: American Writer, Poet and Editor

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    “Joy always, Joy everywhere, Let Joy Kill you.” is a quote from Carl Sandburg’s poem “Joy”. His straightforward writing shows the simplicity of everyday life. Joy can be found anywhere and can make the actions and choices in life more meaningful. This theme of everyday life makes Carl Sandburg one of the most influential American poets of all time. Carl Sandburg was born in Galesburg, Illinois on January 6, 1878. Both his parents were Swedish immigrants that moved to the America because jobs were

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