Chicago by Carl Sandburg: Summary, Theme & Analysis


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In Chicago, Carl Sandburg uses metaphor to compare the city to what?

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1. The technique of giving an inanimate object lifelike qualities is known as what?

2. Sandburg uses the poem to show how he is proud of the youth and vibrancy of Chicago. What other aspect of Chicago does Sandburg show that he is proud of in the poem?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Understanding the devices and symbols Carl Sandburg uses in his poem, 'Chicago,' can be difficult, but this quiz and worksheet will help you check your knowledge. You'll be assessed on metaphors and other literary devices to ensure you understand Sandburg's poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Understanding the metaphors Sandburg uses throughout the poem
  • Choosing the right vocabulary to match a literary device
  • Using your knowledge of literary devices to understand the poem
  • Recalling details about 'Chicago'

Skills Practiced

This worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Carl Sandburg's 'Chicago'
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concepts in the lesson to think about what the poem represents
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding metaphors and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the city of Chicago

Additional Learning

To learn more about 'Chicago,' review the accompanying lesson called 'Chicago' by Carl Sandburg: Summary, Theme & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Summarizing the poem
  • Explaining the themes at work in 'Chicago'
  • Understanding the historical context of the poem
  • Defining the literary devices used in Sandburg's poem