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Analysis and comments on Footsteps of Angels by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Comment 8 of 8, added on August 17th, 2012 at 4:47 AM.


BesKomFactory from United States
Comment 7 of 8, added on November 16th, 2011 at 8:10 AM.

This poem is so touching and makes me think of all the loved ones I have
loss through the years. I stumbled upon this poem when looking for
something for my rp site Right Of Purity.

Ginny from United States
Comment 6 of 8, added on September 16th, 2010 at 11:21 AM.
love it..

.. one of my favorite poem,, i can't wait to discuss this to my classmates
in our world lite,, hoping for a high grade,, hahahaha

aleck.. from Philippines
Comment 5 of 8, added on April 24th, 2007 at 3:50 PM.

Well, I came upon this poem as I was lookig for a topic for my British
Literature class. This was the first poem I chose by Longfellow, because I
liked the name of it, and I love this poem. This is definately the topic of
my paper!

Amber from United States
Comment 4 of 8, added on March 30th, 2007 at 8:57 AM.

And with them the Being Beauteous,

Who can tell me when and where Foosteps of Angels was written/published?
(Rimbaud used the word "beauteous". Also did LHSullivan in his

Guillouët from France
Comment 3 of 8, added on March 13th, 2007 at 7:21 PM.

its really funny how i can upon this poem. i asked my step dad to say the
first name that poped in to his head when i asded him to give me a name of
a famous poet, and he said Longfellow. so i looked him up and read a lot of
his poems and chose this one to do for my american lit class. and out of
all of the poems i read this is by far one of my favorites, not just by
Longfellow, but other poets as well!

Amy from United States
Comment 2 of 8, added on March 2nd, 2006 at 8:19 PM.

I'm writing a paper on Longfellow and although his early poems, much like
this one were highly criticized because of their common emotionality I
truly love it. The thing about Longfellow's poetry is that most people are
able to relate to it. I think that is what makes it so great. This poem was
actually based on another poem that is found in his journals entitled
"Evening Shodows" which he wrote shortly after his first wife's death. I
loved that poem and later found this one which adds a few stanzas onto
"Evening Shadows" including another angel or ghost of which I'm led to
believe is his father. Keep reading Longfellow's poems - they are truly
special - I don't mind saying that this one was a tear jerker for me.

Maureen Key from United States
Comment 1 of 8, added on January 26th, 2006 at 10:00 PM.

I really like this poem. I am studying Longfellow for a school assignment
and of all the poems I have read so far I like this one the most.

Lisa from United States

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Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poem: 6. Footsteps of Angels
Volume: Voices of the Night
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jul 28 2000

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