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English III5.05 Analyzing 20th Century PoetryBy Anders Geisen
Fog by Carl SandburgAs short as the poem Fog is, it is full of depth and beauty. Fog is personified in the photo of a cat. They are both given similar characteristics such as silence and arriving without warning. As a cat silently leaps onto a window ledge, such as fog rolls over a city unexpectedly.
How does this fit in?In the twentieth century, it was difficult to accurately predict the weather. Without the technology we have today, people typically didn’t know what the weather was going to be like. It would surprise them day by day ruining plans. Sandburg gives the weather a personality just like each little cat acts a different way. Cities in that time were loud, dirty, and sketchy, but a quiet foggy night while the city is asleep it gave off a peaceful image. Cats also exhibit a calm peaceful manner just as the fog is portrayed the same image. Just like cats, fog can be mysterious with being there and the next it is gone. This metaphor can still be