05.05 ANALYZIN G 20TH CENTURY POETRY By: Ashley Blaun
“Fog” By Carl Sandburg The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.
“Fog” By Carl Sandburg In the twentieth century it was extremely hard to predict the weather, seeing as they didn’t have the technology that we have today to be able to do so. Therefore in “Fog” Carl gives a whole knew representation on the weather by symbolizing it through cats. He uses cats because they never have the exact same personality. The cities during this time were always loud and dirty, but during the night it was quiet and foggy. The quietness (and fogginess) give off a peaceful image, since you know that everyone is enjoying their sleep. The cat also gives of a peaceful manner when being made into the fog. However, it can also give off a very mysterious vide because the fog could here one minute and then be gone in the next. This shows how the small poem was being influenced from the outside world in the twentieth century.
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- Spring '13
- Poetry, weather, fog, Carl Sandburg