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  • Poem Chicago By Carl Sandburg
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    Poetry is the time old form of expression that allows one to explicate him or herself using very little words. A single poetic line can provoke a variety of emotions and send the reader to another place. Many scholars and English professors will tell you poetry consists of rhyme and meter, form and rhythm. They would be accurate in doing so. However, poetry can also be described as condensed prose that has the ability to induce a plethora of images, emotions, and thoughts into one's mind, as doe...
  • Poem Chicago
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    Chicago Chicago is as poem that captures how the cities of America are in that time period. He addresses the city as 'you', as if it were a living person and all of the people that make things happen in the city are the organs of that person. The poem has a positive outlook on the city of Chicago. It details the flaws and shortcomings of the city. He talks of painted women on the streets luring the farm boys, which would be women with make-up applied heavily working the streets. He says that the...
  • Lighted Street Signs
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    Chicago: A City of the Senses Chicago has enjoyed the tourist spotlight over the years, due to its cultural and economical prosperity. The crowded streets, ethnic bakeries, and popular malls add zest and flavor to this enriching city. Since my short visit in May with a high school class, I have dreamed of making the busy commuters, blinding and mind-altering lights, and sheer musical excitement a part of my everyday life. Commuters livened up Chicago in delightful ways. Several groups of men and...
  • Chicago Parks Department For A Permit
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    My name is Abbie Hoffman. Steal this speech while square dancing in the Ice ages, it's soon to be a major motion picture... Yippie! Do you know what that means? That means that there's a revolution on, that we can change an H to a Y., that we can bring more than 10,000 people to Lincoln Park in Chicago on a myth, a rumor, a story. Yippie! It means the home of the FREE and the land of the BRAVE. Chicago was a place for the brave to fight for their freedom. When we came to chicago, we thought, hey...
  • Great City Of The Greatest People
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    Chicago has been the fastest growing city of the world. "The city of the Century" is the name given to this historic city. It is a great city of the greatest people who devoted almost their whole life to this city. Jane Addams, Florence Kelley, Clarence Darrow, Mary McDowell, Thorstein Veblen, Albert Parsons, Ida B. Wells, George Pullman, Louis Sullivan and Danker Adler are few of the people among them. No large city even Peter the Great's St. Petersburg had ever grown as fast as Chicago. Right ...
  • Cows In The City
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    Cows in the City. Chicago - the Windy City... Famous for its skyscrapers and the Magnificent Mile, this summer Chicago was embellished by a new landmark, or landmarks to be more exact. Nearly 300 cows have found a temporary home in the streets of downtown and its buildings. This extensive public art project, organized by the Chicago Public Art Program, commemorates the city's industrial history, while bringing a sense of community and beauty to Chicago's citizens and tourists. In this "parade", ...
  • La And Chicago The Central City
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    The argument that African-Americans segregates themselves from other groups is not a valid argument. It is not partly because of history, since municipal ordinance in the early 1900's determined where African-Americans could live, which are now considered ghettos. A reason why this ordinance was in existence is because Chicago is an older city that grew during a time when racial struggles were occurring. This history is what gives Chicago a high index of dissimilarity, which means that there is ...
  • North Division Fire
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    The exact particulars of the great Chicago Fire are unknown besides the fact that it started about 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 1871. There have been persistent theories that the 1871 Fire was caused by a comet. The latest comet theory was proposed by physicist Robert Wood. He attributed the blazes to a fragment from Biel as comet. He stated that for large fires, all on the shores of Lake Michigan, took place on the same day. But none of the comet theories has been accepted. Only regional weathe...
  • First National Political Meeting In Chicago
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    The word "Chicago" has not always been the word it is today. There are two main theories as to where the name came from; one, from a Native American Ojibwa folk tale, "Chicago" would mean "Place of the Skunk"; and two, some historians believe it was derived from "Checagou", meaning strong, great, or powerful. Jacques Marquette, who was a French missionary, and Louis Jolliet, a Canadian explorer and mapmaker, discovered Chicago in 1673. They were the first people be on the land where the city of ...
  • Early Mexican Immigrants
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    The purpose of my paper is to describe the migration of the Mexican people to Chicago, with respect to Mexican immigration, their daily lives, and their contribution to the city of Chicago, and the United States. During the 1910's through the 1990's, many Mexicans have migrated from their native land in search of a better life in America because of a growing poverty in Mexico. Many of them have moved north to Chicago where they could easily find cheap labor jobs in factories and railroads. Over ...
  • Huge Business In Chicago At The Time
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    James Little Explore Mid-Term # 4 There is one reason Chicago is as big as it is today and that is the fact that it is the largest rail city in the world. The railroad made Chicago what it is today, and although the canal was very important in the history of Chicago the railroads importance out weighs it by far. The canal was important because it was the vision of the first settlers of Chicago to have an all water trade route that would go through Chicago. What those first explorers saw was a wa...

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