poetry and analysis

The "meat" of this website centers around Sandburg's poetry and the images they create of the city of Chicago.  Below is a complete list of the poems on this website.  Within each link, you'll find the complete poem and an accompanying analysis.  I encourage you to also check out the photo album and map of the city before or after you have read the poems.



They Will Say

Halsted Street Car

A Teamster's Farewell

Fish Crier


Child of the Romans

I am the People, the Mob


The Shovel Man

Also Check Outů
Photo Album
- Then and now photos of the city.
Map of the City - See where some of the places Sandburg mentions are.

This website is a student project created for the University of Michigan's English 280 class.  Created by Chris Stallman