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Chicago
by Carl Sandburg

Tough-O-Meter

We’ve got your back. With the Tough-O-Meter, you’ll know whether to bring extra layers or Swiss army knives as you summit the literary mountain. (10 = Toughest)

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"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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