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Chicago

Chicago

by Carl Sandburg

Analysis: Tough-o-Meter

(2) Sea Level

"Chicago" isn't too tough to read. There are no fancy turns of phrases or overly-complicated references in this one. And that's kind of the point. Chicago is a place for everyone: workers, families, poets, even prostitutes and murderers. Everyone belongs in Chicago, and "Chicago" belongs to everyone—not just those fancy-pants professors. This is a poem for the people, people!

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