Analysis of Haunts

Carl Sandburg 1878 (Galesburg) – 1967 (Flat Rock)



There are places I go when I am strong.
One is a marsh pool where I used to go
with a long-ear hound-dog.
One is a wild crabapple tree; I was there
a moonlight night with a girl.
The dog is gone; the girl is gone; I go to these
places when there is no other place to go.


Scheme ABCDEFB
Poetic Form
Metre 1110111111 1101111111 101111 110111111 011101 011101111111 10111110111
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 278
Words 61
Sentences 5
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 7
Lines Amount 7
Letters per line (avg) 29
Words per line (avg) 8
Letters per stanza (avg) 203
Words per stanza (avg) 59
Font size:
 

Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

18 sec read
97

Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg was an American writer and editor best known for poetry. more…

All Carl Sandburg poems | Carl Sandburg Books

5 fans

Discuss this Carl Sandburg poem analysis with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this poem analysis to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Haunts" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 29 May 2024. <https://www.poetry.com/poem-analysis/4678/haunts>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    May 2024

    Poetry Contest

    Join our monthly contest for an opportunity to win cash prizes and attain global acclaim for your talent.
    2
    days
    3
    hours
    51
    minutes

    Special Program

    Earn Rewards!

    Unlock exciting rewards such as a free mug and free contest pass by commenting on fellow members' poems today!

    Browse Poetry.com

    Quiz

    Are you a poetry master?

    »
    I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the _______
    A difference
    B sense
    C change
    D choice