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Teaching Chicago

Chicago

"Chicago" is a poem by Carl Sandburg, about the U.S. city of Chicago. It first appeared in Poetry, March 1914, the first of nine poems collectively titled "Chicago Poems". It was republished in 1916 in Sandburg's first mainstream collection of poems, also titled Chicago Poems.

Carl Sandburg
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How does Sandburg use word choice and imagery to portray pride in his city?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone, RL.6 - Point of View

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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