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Analysis and comments on The Village Blacksmith by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Comment 88 of 318, 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 318, 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 318, 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 318, added on February 5th, 2009 at 12:46 PM.

What is the analysis hellp im desperatee!!

lex from United States
Comment 84 of 318, 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 318, 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 318, 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 318, 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
Comment 80 of 318, added on July 18th, 2008 at 1:17 AM.

I just found a memory book "To my Daugter With Love" in it my mother wrote
the the Village Blacksmith was her favorite poem. I think that is a
wonderful poem about living a good and honest life. My mom died a year
ago, I wish she was here to tell me why she liked this poem so much.

barbara from United States
Comment 79 of 318, added on June 16th, 2008 at 6:46 PM.

when I was in grade 8. I memorised this poem in the year 1989. Thank you.
choose this poem.

poyal from United Kingdom

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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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