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Analysis and comments on The Reaper and the Flowers by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Comment 21 of 96, added on April 8th, 2011 at 1:18 AM.

the people that find the born again christian concept "insulting" or "i
just dont see it" just dont understand how a writter uses metaphors. it is
clear that the reaper is the death angel, "it is for the lord of paradise,"
"and SAINTS upon their garments white" ...it cant be any more clear.

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Comment 19 of 96, added on November 2nd, 2009 at 8:43 PM.

My first son was born about 37 years ago at 22 weeks of my third pregnancy.
I had lost the first two babies at an earlier stage. I have always loved
Longfellow and on rereading this poem felt that it addressed my pain. I
memorized it and it really got me through a lot of pain. Since that time,
I have passed copies of the poem to several friends who have lost loved
ones. I have always believed that the poem was written to honor the
feelings of love that a mother or father have. However, it can be
interpreted in a broader sense. Tomorrow I am giving a copy to a friend
who lost a beloved daughter-in-law to cancer in her middle thirties.

Mary Ann Schneider from United States
Comment 18 of 96, added on June 25th, 2009 at 5:43 PM.

Frnkly I fine the born again christian reference almost insulting. Firstly
the poem is about the loss of a child which is surely the toughest of any
loss and a child, be definition, has not the capacity to accept, lose and
then reaccept a religous theology. It is a very moving poem that transends
sectarian or theocratic positions. The bearded grain is clearly a reference
to those mature lives that are taken as a matter of harvest - the reach to
make this non believers only is isulting to the beauty of the poem, the
poet and anyone with an grain of independent thought.


Liam Buckley from United States
Comment 17 of 96, added on April 20th, 2009 at 7:38 PM.

This is my very favorite poem because it illicited more feeling from me
than any poem I've ever read. If words on paper can get tears out of a
human, there is something very special about those words. They are capable
of touching the very soul. I love reading the poem. It's not only a
beautiful poem, but the words touch together in a very beautiful way. My,
my, my. What a beautiful thing is man. Truly God's crowning achievement.

Tami from United States

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Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poem: 4. The Reaper and the Flowers
Volume: Voices of the Night
Added: Feb 1 2004
Viewed: 15974 times
Poem of the Day: Jan 28 2003


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