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i have to put carl sandburg's poetry definitions in thematic statements telling what poem be? it have to be tagged.

Poetry is a projection across silence of cadences arranged to break the silence with definite intentions of echoes, syllables, wavelengths.

i not get how to tag it

carl sandburg say that poetry is something new made with rythm, it have lot of things with it, and has a lot to do with rythm?

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    A tag is a one-word or two word description.

    For instance, if you were to tag Jiskha, you might tag as homework help, or free help, or homework helper, or homework answers.

    Let's look at Sandberg describing poetry (there are many quotes from Sandberg on this): <<Sandburg composed his poetry primarily in free verse. Concerning rhyme versus non-rhyme Sandburg once said airily: "If it jells into free verse, all right. If it jells into rhyme, all right." Some critics noted that the illusion of poetry in his works was based more on the arrangement of the lines than on the lines themselves. Sandburg, aware of the criticism, wrote in the preface to Complete Poems: "There is a formal poetry only in form, all dressed up and nowhere to go. The number of syllables, the designated and required stresses of accent, the rhymes if wanted—they all come off with the skill of a solved crossword puzzle.... The fact is ironic. A proficient and sometimes exquisite performer in rhymed verse goes out of his way to register the point that the more rhyme there is in poetry the more danger of its tricking the writer into something other than the urge in the beginning." He dismissed modern poetry, however, as "a series of ear wigglings." In Good Morning, America, he published thirty-eight definitions of poetry, among them: "Poetry is a pack-sack of invisible keepsakes. Poetry is a sky dark with a wild-duck migration. Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during a moment." His success as a poet was limited to that of a follower of Whitman and of the Imagists. In Carl Sandburg, Karl Detzer says that in 1918 "admirers proclaimed him a latter-day Walt Whitman; objectors cried that their six-year-old daughters could write better poetry." >> ([(Broken Link Removed)

    So lets tag it: Free verse, poetry form, poetry imagery, writing poetry, poetry rhythm.

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    thanks bobpursley :)

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