5.05 attempt 2.pdf - 05.05 ANALYZING 20TH CENTURY POETRY Gabrielle Ben-Zaken Carl Sandburg \u201cFog\u201d This is a small poem that contains 21 words Fog

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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. Continued The way this was influenced by the 20th century is shown by the descriptive words in this poem, it gives you a hint that things weren’t going too well back then and how tragic events slowly creeped up on the citizens. One main thing being the democracy back then. He portrayed that as fog, how it can appear out of nowhere and cause some fright. 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 dream” continued I believe mending wall has a lot to do with the wars during the 20th century, as Frost and his neighbor were separated by a barrier being the fence, these countries were at war and they were separated by a boarder. However a border didn't have to mean war, Frost’s neighbor Napoleon became amazing friends. Therefore, I do believe his approach with this poem has a load to do with the tension from the wars during that time period and the meaning of freedom. ...
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