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Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg. FOG- Date: 1916 SOUP- 1920s. Biography. FIRST NAME: Carl LAST NAME: Sandburg OCCUPATION: Journalist , Author , Poet BIRTH DATE: January 06 , 1878 DEATH DATE: July 22 , 1967 PLACE OF DEATH: Flat Rock, North Carolina PLACE OF BIRTH: Galesburg, Illinois.

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Carl Sandburg

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  1. Carl Sandburg FOG- Date: 1916 SOUP- 1920s

  2. Biography • FIRST NAME: Carl • LAST NAME: Sandburg • OCCUPATION: Journalist, Author, Poet • BIRTH DATE: January 06, 1878 • DEATH DATE: July 22, 1967 • PLACE OF DEATH: Flat Rock, North Carolina • PLACE OF BIRTH: Galesburg, Illinois

  3. Biography-2 • Carl Sandburg was born on January 6, 1878, in Galesburg, Illinois. He fought in the Spanish-American War. In 1913, he moved to Chicago to work as a journalist. In 1914, his poetry was published in Poetry magazine. His well-recieved free verse poetry focused on American workers. He also collected folksongs into books and wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography about Abraham Lincoln.

  4. Historic/Social Background • The early 1900s in America was a point in time when the Industrial Revolution was changing the way many Americans made a living. The topics in this section cover daily life in this time period and how new inventions changed the working world. • After the depression of the 1890s, immigration jumped from a low of 3.5 million in that decade to a high of 9 million in the first decade of the new century. Immigrants from Northern and Western Europe continued coming as they had for three centuries, but in decreasing numbers. After the 1880s, immigrants increasingly came from Eastern and Southern European countries, as well as Canada and Latin America. By 1910, Eastern and Southern Europeans made up 70 percent of the immigrants entering the country. After 1914, immigration dropped off because of the war, and later because of immigration restrictions imposed in the 1920s.

  5. Poems by Carl Sandburg Fog The fog comeson little cat feet.It sits lookingover harbor and cityon silent haunchesand then moves on. Carl Sandburg Soup I saw a famous man eating soup.I say he was lifting a fat brothInto his mouth with a spoon.His name was in the newspapers that daySpelled out in tall black headlinesAnd thousands of people were talking about him.When I saw him,He sat bending his head over a platePutting soup in his mouth with a spoon. Carl Sandburg

  6. Poem Analysis - Fog • Carl Sandburg's poem, "Fog," is among the few exceptions that mark Sandburg's break from free verse poetry. Fog", a mere six lines long, is written in verse-form and is an innocent expression of finding beauty in an ordinary world. • The movement between line breaks also contributes to the poem's transition between moods, beginning with an anticipation that leads us to a sort of anxious uncertainty, and then ends with relief as the fog "moves on."

  7. Poem Analysis - Soup • Instead, the impact of "Soup" is in all the little touches, the splashes of detail, in phrases such as 'tall black headlines' and 'bending his head over a plate'. • Sandburg's passionate unstructured verse may have invigorated American poetry when it was first published in the early years of this century, in recent years it has fallen out of favour with critics due to its seeming lack of discipline

  8. Explanation - Fog • Various emotions which are expressed by the use of variety of techniques including metaphors, similes and onomatopoeia. The emphasis on the aesthetics of language and the use of techniques such as repetition, meter and rhyme are commonly used. He makes heavy use of imagery and word association to quickly convey emotions. • Fog can be mysterious, unpredictable, and a little scary. It can come out of nowhere and drop right on your head without much of a warning. And then, like a kitty, it moves on leaving us kind of in awe as we wonder where it's going next.

  9. Explanation - Soup • A nice little vignette that makes a simple point, but makes it well: even the rich and famous are like you and I • The famous man, who had his name in the headlines puts his head to the plate and eats the soup with a spoon like most people. • "The rich are different from you and me." -- F. Scott Fitzgerald. "Yes, they have more money." -- Ernest Hemingway.

  10. Comparison • Poem and Soup are both very different poems containing two different subjects. • However they both have his style of free verse, and the un- rhymed scheme. • Both poems describe the world around us where one is about a famous person, and the other about the fog.

  11. Significance • These poems help us learn that poems do not have to have a structure that limits our message. • His poems aren’t limited to one subject and he can freely express his thoughts into his poems • We chose these poems because of their differences. • Also because they were short.

  12. Jackie Ling’s Poem I am Imperfect Don’t hate Because I make Mistakes Yet I ponder Isn’t it what makes me unique instead of weak

  13. Raymond’s Poem I Run the race At a steady pace With eyes on the prize I will rise

  14. Richard’s Poem Mountain Cabin I would climb the mountain Get to my dad’s cabin And have a grand old time Sit by the fire and feeling sublime Drink hot chocolate And staying up late Oh I love my dad’s cabin Sitting high so high on the MOUNTAIN!

  15. Jackie Ng’s Poem There once lived a little girl in old Alpaco That wanted to eat a good burrito But her mother wanted to eat a good taco Her mother didn’t care which they had As long as it had a filling of cheerios So said the little girl with cheer she did ‘Why don’t we have both’?

  16. Bibliography • "Carl Sandburg." 2013. The Biography Channel website. Jun 82013, 05:51 http://www.biography.com/people/carl-sandburg-9470854. • "Immigration in the early 1900s." 2000. EyeWitnessto History. Jun 8 2013, 06:01 www.eyewitnesstohistory.com • " Overview: "Fog," by Carl (August) Sandburg. " n/a. June 8 2013, 07:12 http://iws2.collin.edu/mtolleson/2328online/2328notesfog.htm • “Fog by Carl Sandburg.” 2012. n/a. June 8 2013 07:44 http://www.poeticterminology.net/american-poetry/30-fog-by-carl-sandburg.htm • Shmoop Editorial Team. "Fog Analysis" Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 8Jun. 2013. • “Soup-- Carl Sandburg.” 2013. BlogSpot. Jun 8 2013, 07:11 http://wonderingminstrels.blogspot.com/2001/07/soup-carl-sandburg.html Done by : Richard Vargas, Jackie Ling, Jackie Ng, Raymond Chen - J6D 22

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