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As a child of an immigrant couple Carl Sandburg was barely American himself yet the life which he had lived has defined key aspects of our great country and touched the hearts and minds of her people Sandburg grew up in the American Midwest yet spent the majority of his life traveling throughout the states The country which would define his style of poetry and his views of society government and culture would equally be defined by his writing lecturing and the American dream he lived The dream of becoming successful with only an idea and the will to use it Historically Sandburgs most defining poetic element is his free verse style His open views towards American democracy labor and war earned him great respect and even greater criticism He was considered one of Americas finest poets during his lifetime moreover he is now renowned as one of Americas greatest poets of all time Niven 388-406 August his father on a typical hard labor job expected from an immigrant male raising a family in the early nineteen hundreds Odd jobs helped Carl support his family when he was forced to work at the young age of thirteen Although raised poor Carl aspired to travel the country and its cities He accomplished this goal with great help from the American rail system Niven 388-392Sandburg went on to become a great and successful writer for several newspapers as well as author to many books of poetry After brief political success Carl left office to write for Milwaukees paper The Social Democratic Herald in 1911 Then just a few years later Sandburg starts work at the Chicago Daily NewsNiven 392-393 After a friend Alfred Harcourt risked his job to get Sandburg published for the first time Sandburgs career took off Even despite massive criticism based only on his political views Sandburg sold thousands of books and became highly acclaimed Lowell 3012-3014 On
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