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Analysis and comments on The Village Blacksmith by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Comment 54 of 304, added on October 30th, 2005 at 10:56 AM.

All I have to say is wow! The intricate detail!

Wow

-Kayte

Kayte from United States
Comment 53 of 304, added on October 13th, 2005 at 5:39 PM.

I learned this poem in Grade
school also. Have always wondered if my family was a decendent of Henry.
Only found out he had two sons the past year, so it is possible. Would
like to know anyone who know the family tree?

Bonnie Longfellow Hixson from United States
Comment 52 of 304, added on October 6th, 2005 at 12:32 PM.

I guess I am not the only one who had to memorize this poem for school!!! I
memorized it (with actions!) in fifth grade. I think it is VERY well
written. I still can recite almost the whole thing. This poem will always
hold many happy memories for me.


EM from United States
Comment 51 of 304, added on September 24th, 2005 at 7:18 PM.

I work in a Nursing home, an 84 yr.old patient was reciting this poem to me
and couldn't remember the proper order of the stanzas. I looked this up on
your website, will print it and take it to work on Mon. with me. Thank-you
for helping to orient a wonderful man and to re-introduce me to this great
poem.

Suzanne P. from United States
Comment 50 of 304, added on September 23rd, 2005 at 11:31 AM.

When I received the Connecticut State Quarter, the chestnut tree
reminded me of the poem and, like others, induced me to to go to the
Internet to read it once again. I, too, had to recite the first t
wo stanzas fom memory in grade school.

Jerry Schleeper from United States
Comment 49 of 304, added on September 22nd, 2005 at 7:47 PM.

I absolutely abhor the awful layout of this poem. I would've put the first
line after the third line and the fifth line after the ninth. Now that is
just sad! You need to tell Henry Wadsworth to rewrite this awful piece of
work.

joodie from Bulgaria
Comment 48 of 304, added on September 22nd, 2005 at 5:39 PM.

I LEARNED THIS POEM IN THE 5TH GRADE & IT HOLDS A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY
HEART. I JUST GOT A COMPUTER & ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS I THOUGHT OF WAS TO
LOOK IT UP BECAUSE I'D FORGOTTEN A LOT OF IT. THIS IS GREAT!

LENDA from United States
Comment 47 of 304, added on September 15th, 2005 at 3:22 AM.

Hi, I'm a third generation blacksmith in Hamilton and never tire of this
poem.
As we live we shall be seen, as we're seen we are judged,
Honest toil aint the half of it, you can almost hear it all.

joe from New Zealand
Comment 46 of 304, added on August 24th, 2005 at 1:12 PM.

"hard", rough hand not "haul"
This is an old favorite of mine.

Gersh Lundberg from United States
Comment 45 of 304, added on August 5th, 2005 at 5:45 AM.

a very beautiful poem summarising the honesty and sincerity of common
people like the blacksmith.

crvkarma from India

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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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