Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders: They tell me you are wicked and I believe them, for I have seen your painted women under the gas lamps luring the farm boys. Sometimes I growl, shake myself and spatter a few red drops for history to remember. Emperors and dictators take all the glory but it is the individual citizens that perform the work. The Napoleons come from me and the Lincolns. I am the seed ground. Setting of I am the People- When Carl Sandburg moved to Chicago, he soon became a part of the Chicago Daily News. The best of me is sucked out and wasted.
Completely worth the time it takes to read through. And then I send forth more Napoleons and Lincolns. While there, he met and married Lillian Steichen whom he called Paula , sister of the photographer Edward Steichen. The common man only gets recognised when they lose their life to a patriotic cause. I am the audience that witnesses history. How does the tone affect your response to the poem? Ignorance, racism, clan and gender prejudice—humans are prone to this. Carl Sandburg represents America of the first half of the 20th century - industry, landscape, society - trust me, it is all in here.
What do you really need to know? Some people praise the non-rhetorical plainness of them, but while a strength in the short term, overall it weakens his work and they end up lacking that memorable quality. I am the audience that witnesses history. These are three ghosts I keep. So here I sat, in this mere and disturbing week, having trouble considering the attempted and achieved beauty of my arts—because, in this stink and sadness, what can be meaningfully beautiful? Does the tot use figurative language, such as similes or metaphors, to suggest feelings or ideas?. Do you know that all the great work of the world is done through me? Topically and formally, Sandburg mimics the poems of Walt Whitman. Leaders are made through the masses and when they die, new leaders come from them. Sometimes I growl, shake myself and spatter a few red drops for history to remember.
Terrible storms pass over me. Leave your reader with something to think about. Completely worth the time it takes to read through. Carl Sandburg Carl Sandburg 1878 - 1967 - American poet, historian, novelist and folklorist is called The Singing Bard. Summary of I am the People- The main idea of the poem is to bring into highlight the importance of the working class of Chicago.
In organization, the poem opens with positive thoughts about the people, then transitions to negative images, and finally returns to a hopeful conclusion. The masses go through various problems to gather for a decent livelihood. I am the people—the mob—the crowd—the mass. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. By speaking through the persona of grass, Sandburg captures the impersonal work of nature: the vivid green blades conceal from passersby the destruction of three wars — Napoleonic battles, the American Civil War, and World War I.
The poem concludes on a pinching note of forgetfulness. His other works include The American Songbag 1927 , a collection of folk ballads and songs; children's books, such as Rootabaga Stories 1922 ; and the autobiographical Always the Young Strangers 1953. He admired their strength and endurance, but he also grieved over the suffering caused by their ignorance and complacency. I am the workingman, the inventor, the maker of the world's food and clothes. But leave me a little love, A voice to speak to me in the day end, A hand to touch me in the dark room Breaking the long loneliness. Poets usually sing praises of famous leaders about their contribution to the society failing to understand that one person cannot bring a change in the city.
The work derives from his voice-and-guitar platform presentations. If I had a great deal of experience outside of the U. In the 1930s, Sandburg continued his celebration of America with Mary Lincoln, Wife and Widow 1932 , The People, Yes 1936 , and the second part of his Lincoln biography, Abraham Lincoln: The War Years 1939 , for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. He sounds interested and knowledgeable, as indicated by 0 the use of confident declarative sentences, such as The poem …. His parents, August and Clara Johnson, had emigrated to America from the north of Sweden. Everything but Death comes to me and makes me work and give up what I have. I am the seed ground.
The mob--the crowd--the mass--will arrive then. Then revise your work for the first five traits. In 1908 he married Lillian Steichen, sister of the photographer. The mob--the crowd--the mass--will arrive then. Their contribution in the history is unrecognised but soon they will be appreciated for their hard work.
Illustrates Sandburg mixed feelings … ; 0 approving references to the poem, such as powerful poem, message of hope and challenge, inspire the people to greatness. The Napoleons come from me and the Lincolns. He soon became the part of Chicago literature culture. The last two sentences of the poem end with a serious tone. And the last sentence conveys a serious and fearful tone. About the Poet Acclaimed America's people's poet, Carl August Sandburg spoke directly and compellingly of the worker, a vigorous, enduring composite character who embodied Sandburg's free-verse portraits of democracy's inhabitants. Sandburg was born in Galesburg, Ill.