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By: Efren J Negrete Carl Sandburg “Fog” The fog comes on
little cat feet
It sits looking over
harbor and city on
silent haunches and
then moves on This short poem is full of details
and beauty. Fog is personified in
the image of a cat. They both
have the same characteristics
such as unexpected silence, and
quietly arriving without warning.
As a cat soundlessly creeps on a
window ledge, so does fog roll in
unexecptedly over the city How does this tie in ?
In the twentieth century, it was very difficult to accurately predict the
weather. People were often kept in the dark and surprised by
weather events throughout the days. Sandburg gives weather a
personality of its own, just as each little cat acts a different way.
Cities in that time were loud, dirty, and harsh, but a quiet foggy
night while the city slept gives off a peaceful image. Cats also
exhibit a calm peaceful manner just as the fog portrays the same
image. Just like cats, fog can be very mysterious because one
minute it's there and the next minute it's gone. This popular
metaphor can still be identified even today. Snowy Woodland
Woods are a
restful, dark, and
is a deep place in
nature. Full of
dressed in snow,
vibes. “ Stopping by the woods on a snowy
evening” by Robert Frost
In the twentieth, as is today, there is always the pull between work and rest.
The horse represents civilized life, as the beast pulls away the man from the
beautiful, quiet, restful night. Today, cars line the streets, although frost uses
a horse, which was the standard of both work and transportation in the
previous times. Back then, night were darker, and the crickets were louder,
as street lights and rushing traffic plague the once open terrain today. It is
hard to encounter this sort of silence experienced in the poem, due to the
continuous rush we live in. This poem presents a challenge people of all
centuries have faced, the continuous pull between admiring the beauty of
this world, and the daily grind life throws at us everyday. ...
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- Fall '19
- weather, fog, Carl Sandburg, 20th Century Fox