(i) What does Sandburg think the fog is like?
(ii) How does the fog come?
(iii) What does
in the third line refer to?
(iv) Does the poet actually say that the fog is like a cat? Find
three things that tell us that the fog is like a cat.
(i) According to Sandburg, the fog is like a cat.
(ii) The fog comes on little cat feet.
(iii) In the third line
refers to the fog that has covered the city and it seems as if it
is looking over the city like a cat.
(iv) No, the poet does not actually say that the fog is
like a cat. However, he has used cat as a metaphor for describing
the fog. He says that the fog comes on its little cat feet, which
implies that the fog is like a cat as it comes slowly. He also
says that the fog looks over the harbour and the city and then
moves on, implying that the fog has covered the city and is
sitting and looking at it, thereby again comparing it to a cat.
This is reiterated when he says that the fog looks over the city
sitting on 'silent
This also shows the reference to a cat as a cat always sits with
its knees bent. Hence, he has compared the fog to a cat without
actually saying so.
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