ARITHMETIC BY CARL SANDBURG PDF

Arithmetic is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out of your head. Arithmetic tells you how many you lose or win if you know how many you had before you lost or won. Arithmetic is seven eleven all good children go to heaven — or five six bundle of sticks. Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper till you get the answer. Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky — or the answer is wrong and you have to start all over and try again and see how it comes out this time.

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From the age of about fourteen until he was seventeen or eighteen, he worked as a porter at the Union Hotel barbershop in Galesburg. He then became a bricklayer and a farm laborer on the wheat plains of Kansas.

He began his writing career as a journalist for the Chicago Daily News. Sandburg also collected and edited books of ballads and folklore. He spent most of his life in the Midwest before moving to North Carolina.

Sandburg was never actually called to battle. He attended West Point for just two weeks, before failing a mathematics and grammar exam. Sandburg returned to Galesburg and entered Lombard College , but left without a degree in He then moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin , and joined the Social Democratic Party, the name by which the Socialist Party of America was known in the state.

Sandburg served as a secretary to Emil Seidel , socialist mayor of Milwaukee from to Sandburg with his wife, whom he called Paula, raised three daughters. The family moved to Michigan in , and the Sandburg house at South York Street in Elmhurst was demolished and the site is now a parking lot.

Here he produced a little over a third of his total published work, and lived with his wife, daughters, and two grandchildren. The ashes were interred under "Remembrance Rock", a granite boulder located behind his birth house in Galesburg. It is now a Chicago landmark. He felt that the European stories involving royalty and knights were inappropriate, and so populated his stories with skyscrapers, trains, corn fairies and the "Five Marvelous Pretzels".

In , Sandburg was assigned by his editor at the Daily News to do a series of reports on the working classes and tensions among whites and African Americans. The impetus for these reports were race riots that had broken out in other American cities.

The books were adapted by Robert E. Some historians suggest more Americans learned about Lincoln from Sandburg than from any other source. William E. Pete Seeger, who calls it a "landmark", saw it "almost as soon as it came out. That was home. That was where we belonged. The spare design consists of a profile originally drawn by his friend William A. The bulk of the collection was purchased directly from Carl Sandburg and his family.

Financed by the city, it is located between Clark and LaSalle St. In , Carl Sandburg Village was converted to condominium ownership. Carl Sandburg Library opened in Livonia, Michigan in The name was recommended by the Library Commission as an example of an American author representing the best of literature of the Midwest. Carl Sandburg had taught at the University of Michigan for a time.

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Poet Carl Sandburg was born into a poor family in Galesburg, Illinois. He studied at Lombard College, and then moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he worked as an organizer for the Socialist Democratic Party. His first poems were published by Harriet Monroe in Poetry magazine. If it jells into rhyme, all right. The number of syllables, the designated and required stresses of accent, the rhymes if wanted—they all come off with the skill of a solved crossword puzzle.

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Arithmetic - Poem by Carl Sandburg Autoplay next video Arithmetic is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out of your head. Arithmet ic tell you how many you lose or win if you know how many you had before you lost or won. Arithmetic is seven eleven all good children go to heaven -- or five six bundle of sticks. Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper till you get the answer. Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky -- or the answer is wrong and you have to start all over and try again and see how it comes out this time. If you take a number and double it and double it again and then double it a few more times, the number gets bigger and bigger and goes higher and higher and only arithmetic can tell you what the number is when you decide to quit doubling.

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