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Chicago” Analysis “Chicago” by Carl Sandburg is a poem written to describe the everyday lives of Chicagoans. Sandburg uses poetic devices such as similes, personification, and imagery to emphasize parts of the poem, which helps him show his love and pride for the city of Chicago. Imagery played a very important part in the poem because it gave the reader an image in there head of the city and the environment with the people who lived there. The main purpose of this poem is to defend the...

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Chicago Skyline

Chicago Skyline I don’t know if the Chicago Skyline is one of Illinois official seven wonders. I do know that is one of mine. At some point in everyone’s life they should make the journey to experience the magnificent view of the Chicago Skyline. Young or old, whether it is day or night, winter or summer, by land or by sea and without a doubt by air the Chicago Skyline will never fail you expectations. I remember the first time seeing the Skyline. I was a young child driving with my family...

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chicago essay

telecommuter Smith, or hog butcher Smith? Chicago, by Carl Sandburg, gives ordinary jobs, such as a hog butcher, the honor of titles. Sandburg opens the poem with well worded apostrophe by giving the city of Chicago these honored jobs. Chicago does not symbolize these jobs, or contain people who have these jobs; Chicago actually has those jobs. After Sandburg establishes Chicago's different jobs, he goes on to talk about what other people say about Chicago. Although these things are phrased as accusations...

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Chicago the Musical

Chicago Launched in 1975, the musical Chicago, created by a talented pair of composers and producers that included both John Kander and Fred Ebb later known as Kander and Ebb. Kander was born on March 18, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri. His exposure to music began at an early age as a result of having had tuberculosis as a baby. During this time, Kander was cut off and not allowed to be around other people, that separation developed his ability for sound. Kander started piano lessons at the...

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Prohibition in Chicago

the time of prohibition. While many negative things came from prohibition, not all negatively affected our society. Prohibition in Chicago in the 1920’s is generally viewed as a failure; yet there were some positive aspects, such as the formation of support groups for alcoholics and their family members, which came from prohibition that still strongly influences Chicago today in a positive manner. Prohibition is generally viewed as a failure. It’s main goal was to reduce the drinking among workers...

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Descriptive Essay: The City Of Chicago

The city of Chicago is an amazing place for many tourists to come to any time of the year. “Nearly forty million people visit Chicago annually. Along with forty million tourists, Chicago has nearly three million residents who inhabit the streets and sidewalks every morning” (cityofchicago.org, p. 1). Street performers, salespeople, and pedestrians add many distractions to the already unknown area. Also, the streets and mirroring shops on every block cause much confusion to a first time tourist of...

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Chicago Gangs and History

Chicago Gangs, Then and Now with Solutions Nick Crot Marist High School Abstract This paper deals with gang violence in the city of Chicago since the beginning of time. It takes a deep look into the history of Chicago gangs and how they interact today. Also the past problems the City of Chicago made when dealing with gangs and the problems that gangs today have and how Chicago has the worst gang problem in the country. Also how gangs have turned themselves into big, and lucrative enterprises...

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Essay On Chicago Fire

The Great Chicago Fire was one of the largest U.S. disasters of the 19th century, and destroyed much of the city’s businesses. This disaster and the rebuilding of the city made Chicago one of the most important American cities. Mrs. O’Leary’s cow is blamed as the most common cause of this fire. The fire started at about 9 P.M. on October 8th, 1871. The reconstruction of Chicago started a rapid increase in economic development and population growth. The fire was around a small barn belonging to...

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Parks in the 21st Century Chicago

Parks in the 21st century Chicago Municipal parks are a key component of any metropolitan area. A park provides residents and visitors in the urban space a place to relax in the nature. Traditionally, parks are designed to resemble open woodlands where people find most relaxing. A typical park often consists of short grass that allows for picnics and sports activities, trees that provides shade and beauty as well as ponds. While traditional parks focus on passive recreation activities such as picnics...

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My City and Chicago

express their feelings and thoughts in their poems. Each writer has his own style. To give a poem their style they use a unique way of treating theme, structure and tone. Thanks to these elements, readers can compare and contrast similar poems. “Chicago” by Carl Sandburg and “My city” by James Weldon Johnson are two poems that are similar, but in their own way different. These poems are similar in the fact that they both talk about the proud the feeling for their cities; their theme and tone are...

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