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05.05 Analyzing 20thCentury PoetryPoem: “Fog” by Carl SandburgInformation about this poem: This poem is very small and has no more than 20 words, is loaded with amazing detail and grace. While reading the poem, I realized if am correct that the cat represents the fog. They both have similar elements and therefore compared as "Fog", for example, very quiet, and comes without no warning or sign. In the picture, I can see a cat slowly making its way against the window ledge and fog slowly envelopes a city. Picture: A piece from the Poem: “The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunchesand then moves on.”
How does this correlate?In the times during the twentieth century, it was extremely hard to precisely anticipate the climate. Without the innovation of tech that has been invented to this day, people back then had no idea what can happen, a tornado, hurricane, or even an earthquake can hit without warning. Sandburg assigns the weather in the poem as its own person and describes all these details about it. During the time, the
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Carl Sandburg, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening