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Chicago

Chicago

  

by Carl Sandburg

Chicago Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Who do you think the speaker of the poem is?
  2. What is the effect of all of the personification in the poem? 
  3. Why does the speaker love everything about Chicago, even the ugly parts? Shouldn't he acknowledge that murder and starvation are majorly bad problems? 
  4. What is the relationship between Chicago and the rest of America in the poem? 
  5. Do you think of "Chicago" as a love poem? Why or why not?

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