“Fog” by Carl Sandburg : Summary and Questions

“Fog” by Carl Sandburg : Summary and Questions

“Fog” by Carl Sandburg

Vocabulary

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1. Is Sandburg’s comparison of the fog to a cat a metaphor or a simile?

Sandburg’s comparison is a metaphor.

2. Why do you think Sandburg chose to leave white space between the first two lines of the poem and the last four?

Answers may vary. Example: The white space slows the poem down and it mimics the creeping and measured silence of the cat-like fog.


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