05.05 Analyzing 20th Century Poetry (finished).pptx - completed 05.05 Analyzing 20th Century Poetry By Christopher Agenbroad \u201cFog\u201d By Carl SandBurg

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completed 05.05 Analyzing 20th Century Poetry By: Christopher Agenbroad
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“Fog” By Carl SandBurg This tiny poem of only 21 words, is full of depth 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 unexpectedly over the city. The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.
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“Fog” By: Carl SandBurg How does the poem relate to the 20 th century ? Back in the 20 th century, it was very difficult to accurately predict the weather. Without the technology present today, people were often kept in the dark, and surprised by weather events through out 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
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