"Fog" first appeared in Sandburg's first mainstream collection of poems, Chicago Poems, published in 1916. (From Wikipedia)
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Fog, Carl Sandburg
At a time when Carl Sandburg was carrying a book of Japanese haikus, he went to interview a juvenile court judge, and on his way he saw the fog over the Chicago harbor. He had certainly seen many fogs before, but this time he had to wait forty minutes for the judge, and he only had a piece of newsprint handy, so he decided to create an "American haiku." This is what he wrote...
Please click on the link below to read "Dust of Snow" by Robert Frost, and then write a short paragraph explaining the similarities between the two poems. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173526
Sandburg says that the fog comes on little cat feet. What does this detail tell us about the way the fog comes in?
A metaphor is a comparison of two things. In this poem, Sandburg uses a metaphor to compare the fog to _____________.
Please describe the tone of this poem, using examples from the text.
This poem offers a great example of imagery! Watch the video below to learn more about imagery. (This annotation contains a video)