Literary Analysis Of Carl Sandburg's 'Chicago'

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Carl Sandburg was born on January 6, 1878. He was born from a poor, migrant Swedish family who struggled when they first arrived in America. He loved all different sort of things and later discovered that the fine arts and sports appealed to him. As a younger child he experienced many injustices of laborers, which later shaped his socialist beliefs. He worked from the time that he was a young boy and quit school in the eighth grade. As he grew up he bounced from job to job trying to make a living and larter became a hobo. When the Spanish American war broke out, he went to enlist, and was stationed in Puerto Rico. After the war he returned home and attended Lombard College while also helping himself as a call fireman. While he was in college his political views as a liberal took form and he also found his literary talents. Sandburg was a successful journalist, which reinforced him wanting to be a voice for the…show more content…
Laughing the stormy, husky, brawling laughter of Youth, half-naked, sweating, proud to be Hog Butcher, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and Freight Handler to the Nation. In Sandburg's poem “Chicago” the title itself brings to mind the images of the city of Chicago and its people. The word Chicago suggests the setting of the poem is taking place in the city of Chicago. A reader would expect a poem titled “Chicago” to be about a big city or a story taking place in the actual city of Chicago, and in this case the readers expectations would be met. This poem tells the story of a man who dearly loves his city, and thinks that there is no city better than his home city of Chicago. He is overly proud and loves his coty and the people in it. The man believes that the hardest workers in America live there and that once they set their mind to something they will get it done. Although the people that live in Chicago can look rough sometimes, they are still the hardest workers that will work their way to the
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