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DESCRIPTIONPresentation on: Cool Tombs by Carl Sandburg . Brittney Lenzi. Carl Sandburg. Born January 6, 1878 His father was an immigrant from Sweden Dropped out of school He enrolled in the army. rickrozoff.wordpress.com-. Than he went to Lombard College in Galesburg, but never graduated - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Presentation on:Cool Tombs by Carl Sandburg
Born January 6, 1878 His father was an immigrant from Sweden Dropped out of school He enrolled in the army
Than he went to Lombard College in Galesburg, but never graduated
He married Lillian Steichen in 1908 Won two Pulitzer Prizes Died: In 1967 at the age 89
Was influenced by the Civil War Grew up during a time of political and social
trouble◦ Harsh conditions in factories◦ Government corruption
His style is not like the average poet ◦ Free verse ◦ Does not use rhyme scheme
What makes his poetry unique
When Abraham Lincoln was shoveled into the tombs, he forgot the copperheads and the assassin … in the dust, in the cool tombs.
And Ulysses Grant lost all thought of con men and Wall street, cash and collateral turned ashes … in the dust, in the cool tombs. Pocahontas’ body, lovely as a poplar, sweet as a red haw in November or a pawpaw in May, did she wonder? does she remember, … in the dust, in the cool tombs?
Take any streetful of people buying clothes and groceries, cheering a hero or throwing confetti and blowing tin horns … tell me if the lovers are losers … tell me if any get more than the lovers … in the dust … in the cool tombs.
Abraham Lincoln Ulysses Grant Pocahontas
People in Poem
Poetic Device 1: Assonance ◦ “got” from “forgot” is repeated in “cop” of
Poetic Device 2: Alliteration ◦ “con,” “cash,” and “collateral.” “Cash” and “ash
Poetic Device 3: Simile ◦ “lovely as a poplar” (tree)
Value of Life
"Cool Tombs." Poetry for Students. Ed. Mary Ruby. Vol. 6. Detroit: Gale Group, 1999. 44-58. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 30 May 2014.