5.05 Analyzing 20th Century By:Kamille PIckens

The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.

The way I perceived this poem was that it is very metaphorical. The author is trying to show how the 20th century views life. It explains how Chicago harbor was filled with just fog and it was very quiet. This explains how people just live life and they tend to let time pass and just go through the everyday motions. "Silent haunches and then moves on" basically lets us know that Anything can happen when you aren't paying attention.

In the poem languages the author speaks on the diversity America was faced with in the 20th centuries. He goes into details about how all culture have some kind of twist on their beliefs. "It is a river, this language, once in a thousand years breaking a new course changing its way to the ocean." The author is now comparing the river to cultures. He is saying that cultures are no longer original.

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