Carl Sandburg's "Chicago": Bringing a Great City Alive

Carl Sandburg composed poetry that conveyed a time and place in American Literature and history. Learners identify the literary techniques he uses to describe the historical and cultural context of living in Chicago. They define the poetic devices personification and apostrophe in the poem, then write their own descriptive pieces mimicking Sandburg's style.

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