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Analysis and comments on Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight by Vachel Lindsay

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Comment 8 of 518, added on February 11th, 2012 at 6:26 PM.

h8wYyJ The topic is pretty complicated for a beginner!....

oem software from Portugal
Comment 7 of 518, added on August 17th, 2010 at 1:42 PM.
hearing Vachel Lincsay recite his poems

When I was a student at Springfield High School (1929-1933) and was known
as Louise Bartels, I was privileged to hear Vachel Lincsay recite some of
his poems in a school assembly. His recital of his "Congo" sent shivers
down my back. His recital of "Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight" gave
into the melancholy side of Lincoln's life.

I was also privileged to have Vachel Lindsay's friend and mentor, Miss
Susan Wilcox, as a teacher of English classses. Iam grateful for all of

Barbara Hixon from United States
Comment 6 of 518, added on October 1st, 2009 at 11:10 AM.

I believe the first line should read "It is portentous..."

Rod Julson from United States
Comment 5 of 518, added on May 8th, 2008 at 9:39 PM.

A stirring and timeless poem. The Capitol building in Charleston, WV has a
beautiful bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln inspired this poem. The good
people of WV are closely linked to Mr. Lincoln, as he signed the document
that allowed them to separate from the pro-slavery types in the eastern
half of the state. If you love the poem, see the statue.

Sandi Weld from United States
Comment 4 of 518, added on January 6th, 2006 at 3:10 PM.

The description of Lincoln was apparently taken from William H. Herndon's
"Life of Lincoln." The shawl-wrapped Lincoln "stalks" right out of the
last chapter of Herndon's must-read biography.

Larry Stevens from United States
Comment 3 of 518, added on January 2nd, 2005 at 9:02 PM.

The surface-message of the poem is clear, but underneath there are hints
of Shakespeare's Hamlet, in the concept of a great ruler returning from the
grave because of great troubles in the world. Note especially the opening
line -- this is the kind of language that Shakespeare could have written.

Harry Hickey from United States
Comment 2 of 518, added on November 15th, 2004 at 8:13 PM.

hey i dont really like your poem i have read alot of poem and i didnt like
that one you have alot of good one but thats not one of you best

dani from Australia
Comment 1 of 518, added on September 23rd, 2004 at 7:59 AM.

a great prospective of how he must have thought lincoln felt after his
death. the suffering of people for nothing amidst people after the war.
being wrongly teated.and he wonderd if lincoln would ever be able to rest.
but I wonder if the writer would have ever wrote this piece if he were not
from illinois..he obviously gave a lot of thought to lincolns life and the
way he must have felt

jerry from United States

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Poet: Vachel Lindsay
Poem: Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Aug 12 2007

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