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Analysis and comments on The Skeleton in Armor by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Comment 10 of 100, added on October 29th, 2005 at 8:49 PM.

l love this poem.but i hope a lot studies involoved

liushijun from China
Comment 9 of 100, added on October 10th, 2005 at 9:04 PM.

I think there's a typo in the beginning of it; according to a copy of it I
have in a book, the opening is supposed to be "Speak! speak! thou fearful
I don't know if anyone else noticed.

Comment 8 of 100, added on April 7th, 2005 at 10:09 PM.

This poem is my most favorite poem. longfellow was a great poet even if he
does spell tragety wrong. and true he does show great love for his wife. he
must have there for he wouldn't had killed his self. i believe when he
kills his self in the poem that he done it for two reasons. He could have
killed his self because he can't find anyone else like her. Second he just
wanted to be with her. (in heaven)

bill from United States
Comment 7 of 100, added on March 18th, 2005 at 8:18 AM.

Longfellow's poetry seems to be underappreciated by the modern world.
perhaps it is hard to pigeon-hole him as readable by a certain age group,
or that blind patriotism is unpopular. He should be anthologized and read
by students ages 5th grade through college.
His poetry adds something to each reader's life...it is his gift to us.

Catherine from United Kingdom
Comment 6 of 100, added on February 10th, 2005 at 6:56 PM.

This poem is very deep in what he feels for this one person.

lucas mann from United States
Comment 5 of 100, added on February 9th, 2005 at 7:42 AM.

I seem to remember, from reading this poem in grade school, that it was
based on the discovery of a skeleton dressed in armor somewhere in New
England. I would assume in Massachusetts.

Jim from United States
Comment 4 of 100, added on February 2nd, 2005 at 10:49 PM.

i really enjoyed reading this poem. i do not read a lot of poetry, but i
think that this is a poem worth reading

shaniqua from Algeria
Comment 3 of 100, added on February 2nd, 2005 at 12:25 PM.

That fag spelled tragedy wrong

Comment 2 of 100, added on November 26th, 2004 at 4:38 PM.

this is a poem my mother used read to us in the evening.my first intro into
romance and tragaty.

daniel from United States
Comment 1 of 100, added on November 4th, 2004 at 11:34 PM.

This has all the elements of a great tale - adventure, warfare, forbidden
love, and death. It is beautifully crafted, like so many of Longfellow's
works, and I find it quite inspiring.

Natalie from United States

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Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poem: 1. The Skeleton in Armor
Volume: Ballads and Other Poems
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Apr 8 2002

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