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Written by Carl Sandburg, the “Fog” is a poem that consists of only one stanza. Through this poem, the poet is trying to depict the fog that is silently approaching just like a cat. And similarly, it disappears just like a cat silently and steadily moves from one place to another.
What does Sandburg think the fog is like ?
He thinks it is like a cat.
How does the fog come ?
It comes as silently as a cat does.
What does ‘it’ in the third line refer to ?
The word ‘it’ here refers to the fog.
Does the poet actually say that the fog is like a cat ? Find three things that tell us that the fog is like a cat.
Yes, the poet says that the fog is like a cat.
- It comes quietly like a cat.
- It stays for some time like a cat looking all around.
- Then it moves on quietly like a cat.
Does this poem have a rhyme-scheme ?
This poem has no rhyme-scheme. It is in blank verse.
Find metaphors for the following words and complete the table below. Also try to say how they are alike. The first is done for you.
2. Train; tradition; runs on fixed rails.
3. Fire; serpent; makes a hissing sound.
4. School; temple; teaches noble things of life.
5. Home; shelter; saves from the vagaries of weather.