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  • Chicago by Carl SandburgPersonification

  • Carl Sandburg 1878-1967

  • Personification

    Giving human traits to something not human.Ex: The wheels whined.

  • wantondone, shown, used, etc., maliciously or unjustifiably: a wanton attack; wanton cruelty. 2. deliberate and without motive or provocation; uncalled-for; headstrong; willful: Why jeopardize your career in such a wanton way?

  • 1916"Chicago" is a poem by Carl Sandburg, about the U.S. city of Chicago.

  • Free Verse is a poem that doesnt rhyme.

    No rhyme, but still rhythm.

  • Urban life

  • Chicago-City of the big shoulders

  • Theme of progress vs. disillusionment

  • Blue Collar Worker

  • White Collar

  • Blue vs. White Collar

  • #1 Decide your city:Beverly HillsRodeo DriveShoppingFake BoobsParis HiltonMovie StarsFake BlondsRichLouis VuittonDesigner Clothes Palm treesSunshine little dogs, Gucci, expensive cars,Fake tans, hair salon, Sax, Tiffanys, Plastic surgeryMansionsTourists BotoxFerraris, # Step 2 Brainstorm 25+

  • Step 3

    Decide how you want to personify your city.

    Barbie doll old lady (Joan Rivers)

  • Beverly HillsDesigner shopper for the worldMovie Maker, Stacker of $100 billsPlayer with Botox and the Nations tanning salon providerFake, rich, snobbyCity of the plastic Barbie

  • StepsStep 1 Decide your cityStep 2 Brainstorm 25 associations with the city.Step 3 Decide how you want your city to be personified. (How will you draw the city?)Step 4 Write the rough draftStep 5 Type the final draft and print two copies.Step 6 Draw the picture.

  • New York CityOverseer for the World,Trend Maker, Stacker of BanknotesPlayer of fate, and the Nations Big Screen CapitalCity of the InsomniaThey tell me you are ruthless and I believe them, for I have seen your stock brokers in their exchanges playing dice with peoples futuresAnd they me you are careless and I answer : Yes, it is true I have seen the gang member kill and go free to commit crime againAnd they tell me you are merciless and my reply is: On the faces of taxi drivers, office workers, and bums I have seen the marks of suffocation in this city of traps and viceAnd having answered so I turn once more to those who sneer at this my city, and I give them back the sneer and say to themCome and show me another place with constant focus, straight on ahead, so proud to be endowed with such an honorable place in the world.Flinging your bets in amid the sea of skeptics and crimes here is a daring adventures set vivid against the merciful, careful, so clever citySuit FittedEyes Exhausted Head BentBut Still DeterminedUnder the towering pillars of hope, joy all over his face laughing with ecstasy, Under the terrible burden of destiny laughing eternally, Laughing even as the youth laughs who has never known failureGrinning and Laughing that under his ribs is the beat of human kindand under his hair are the hopes and thoughtsLaughing!Laughing the warm, friendly, confident laughter of an ambitious business mangrinning, proud to be an Insomniac, Trend Maker, Stacker of Bank Notes,Player with fate and overseer of the World.

  • New York CityOverseer for the World,Trend Maker, Stacker of BanknotesPlayer of fate, and the Nations Big Screen CapitalCity of the Insomnia