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Carl Sandburg was unique compare to many other poets All of the poems that he wrote were short and straight to the point You would not find any poems that he had written that are over a page yet still his poems are very easy to understand Sandburg lived through a lot of historic events so all of his poems were about those historic events As you know history isnt always exciting or easy to learn Yet Sandburg was able to write about those times in a way that an average high school student can understand unlike other poets like Emily Dickinson or Edgar Allen PoeCarl Sandburg should be included in an anthology of American poetry because of his writing technique and experience Sandburg used a lot of the generalization methods to make his poems simpler to understand Even though we know that sometimes-generalizing things are not good Sandburg did a great job of it and was still able to write out everything he wanted to Like I said Carl Sandburg lived through some of the most famous historic events in the United States of all time He had seen events like World War I the roaring 1920s the Depression World War II the New Deal and the Cold War The anthology of American poetry needs more poets with his kind of experience Ill bet you that he never had trouble trying to figure out what to write about The poem I chose by Carl Sandburg was a poem called JAWS Its a poem about World War I and it talks about how the countries that were involved in the war had a chance to prevent war but they ignored it This poem should be included as an example of the poets work because its saying what we think and feel When we learn about how World War I was started we would be thinking dont these countries realize what theyre getting themselves into and
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