Unformatted text preview: 05.05 ANALYZING 20TH CENTURY POETRY
Gabrielle Ben-Zaken Carl Sandburg “Fog”
This is a small poem that contains 21 words. Fog embodies a cat. Including the
traits, such as silence, and how it appears out of nowhere. The cat slowly arrives
similar to how fog does.
This ties in because back then it wasn’t as easy as it is now to predict the weather.
People were left in the shadows and often astonished by the last minute weather
they would receive. Just like the weather, cats are super mysterious and do as
they please without giving notice. Its unpredictable to assume their next
movement, whether it’s the cat or the fog, it can disappear within moments. Robert Frost “Mending Wall”
This poem was a way of showing a man’s attempt to be a good neighbor. Frost at
the time was living in England with his family. The poem was inspired by his
neighbor, Napoleon Guay, his first impression was when doing his routine repairs
on the walls to separate the farms. Frost in a sense questioned the “american
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