by Carl Sandburg
Fog Man and the Natural World Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Line)
The fog comes
on little cat feet. (1-2)
The speaker is immediately blending elements of nature into one metaphor right from the beginning. We're starting to see an attempt to understand fog through human imagination as the speaker immediately creates an image that we can relate to.
It sits looking
over harbor and city (3-4)
It sounds as if the speaker recognizes the enormous size and scope of nature in the context of fog. It's covering "man" and the world he created, emphasizing its power and potential.