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Analysis and comments on A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Comment 56 of 186, added on March 22nd, 2008 at 11:33 PM.

It is the poem related to everyone's life. Excellent and it is an immortal
poem ever in the literature...

Ritesh from India
Comment 55 of 186, added on March 11th, 2008 at 11:00 PM.

its really nice that i can read this poem...
i really love this poem and all the literature works like this...
bravo literature!!!

cheche from Indonesia
Comment 54 of 186, added on January 25th, 2008 at 10:24 AM.

This poem is quoted to good effect by P.G. Wodehouse in his novel, "The
Girl on the Boat." If you are of a mind to enjoy this poem, and are not
yet familiar with Wodehouse, than you are in for a treat!

Conrad Kunkel from United States
Comment 53 of 186, added on November 29th, 2007 at 9:09 PM.

This poen is spectaculous 2 the MAXX! I am so luvvin this Poetic sum of
inspiring syllables.

Melanasi from New Zealand
Comment 52 of 186, added on April 20th, 2006 at 1:54 PM.

This poem is a very spectacular and very touching poem. It will grab your
attention so rapidly and have you in tears by the time you finish. I
encourage anybody to read this poem.

ben ben from United States
Comment 51 of 186, added on April 3rd, 2006 at 10:45 AM.

My 98 year old Mother recites parts of this poem frequently. It is
something she learned in school that she did for a program. She doesn't
always remember what she did yesterday but she always remembers this poem.
I was thrilled when my daughter found it on the internet.

Bonnie Snow from United States
Comment 50 of 186, added on March 30th, 2006 at 4:17 PM.

my boyfriend showed me this poem...we are kinda in a difficult time...hes
going away to college in a few months maybe and ive been so worried about
what will happen to us and he showed me this today and it has made me
realize that i dont need to get in the dumps about it...i need to live life
day by day and take it as it comes...and know that when he is gone...its
not so much that he is gone its what he has left behind that has made all
the difference and that will determine how far in life together we will
go...this poem has really opened my eyes...i think everyone should read
it...very much an eye opener!

sarah from United States
Comment 49 of 186, added on March 20th, 2006 at 9:44 AM.

I ready this poem and admittedly believe much is wasted on me --- but it is
beautiful and carries much meaning to me. To me it says, it is not the
birth or death of a person that really matter, it is what you do with the
time between the two events. It tells us to find our own path, to be an
individual, to seek life and live it to the fullest. This poem is very
spiritual to me and fits with anyone's particular belief.

Vinita Sawyer from United States
Comment 48 of 186, added on March 14th, 2006 at 3:38 PM.

I am writing an analytical essay on this poem. I have come to understand
that what you see is not always what you get in a poem. I do love this poem
and wish to learn more. If you can give me any insight on what you think it
might mean please e-mail me danygrl87@aol.com thank you and I hope you
all take this poem to heart...i think it has a beautiful meaning.

Danielle from United States
Comment 47 of 186, added on February 15th, 2006 at 1:49 PM.

This is a love peom. H Longfellow writes about life filled with love for
others, have a optomistic view of life, hope and courage to leave this
world a better place for our children.
Read and memorized this poem in 6th grade and my teacher painstakenly
explained /paraphased it for us. Never forgot it.

stephanie from United States

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Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poem: 3. A Psalm of Life
Volume: Voices of the Night
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Oct 5 2000


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