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Analysis and comments on The Village Blacksmith by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Comment 90 of 310, added on May 7th, 2009 at 10:36 PM.

I learned this poem by hearing a class of slow learners recite it with all
the accents and punctuations and stress. I am 65 years old now and whenever
I read or recite it,it brings tears to my eyes.

Reynold Batson from Barbados
Comment 89 of 310, added on April 19th, 2009 at 1:28 PM.

I am 71 years old. In my 4th grade class at
Bel-Nor Elementary School, Bel-Nor, Missouri in my fourth grade class we
memorized this wonderful poem. To this day I STILL can recite it from
memory. There are great lessons to be learned from it.

Barbara from United States
Comment 88 of 310, added on April 16th, 2009 at 2:04 PM.

I memorized this poem when I was in the third grade in 1952 for a
declamation contest--won a 2nd place ribbon. I still enjoy reading poetry
and occasionally write a little cowbow poetry myself.

Jack Bradley from United States
Comment 87 of 310, added on April 15th, 2009 at 5:43 PM.

this poem remains in my memory from my childhood days back in 1952 and
passing the blacksmiths forge
going and coming from school.

lena costelloe from Ireland
Comment 86 of 310, added on February 22nd, 2009 at 2:22 PM.

My father who passed away many years ago knew this poem word for word, he
would recite this to his 7 children, I am now 71 and this poem has
influenced my life in many ways. Thank you for including this beautiful

julie lawson from United States
Comment 85 of 310, added on February 5th, 2009 at 12:46 PM.

What is the analysis hellp im desperatee!!

lex from United States
Comment 84 of 310, added on January 24th, 2009 at 6:11 PM.

I have a copy of an additional poem by H.W. Longfellow titled "From MY
Armchair" regarding the Village Blacksmith's Chestnut Tree. To the Children
of Cambridge, who presented to me on my Seventy-second Birthday, February
27, 1879, this Chair made from the wood of the Village Blacksmith's
Chestnut Tree. It is signed by his brother Samuel Longfellow.

Millard Spencer from United States
Comment 83 of 310, added on January 12th, 2009 at 12:50 AM.

I loved this poem in the seventh grade in a book called serendipity, and
this is the 1st time I've read it again in 30 years, That was poetry!

shelly from United States
Comment 82 of 310, added on November 25th, 2008 at 6:33 PM.

Looked it up for my son. It is my favorite poem from my school days.
Memorized it in 7th grade.

Tim Henry from United States
Comment 81 of 310, added on September 23rd, 2008 at 3:22 PM.

Iknow this sounds crazy, but, as comment 81 stated, i found this in a
memory book my mother did for my daughter. She passed away in Feb. of this
year and I also wish I could ask her why she liked it so much. I really
enjoyed it, though.

Nancy from United States

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Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poem: 3. The Village Blacksmith
Volume: Ballads and Other Poems
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jan 12 2005

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