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Analysis and comments on The Village Blacksmith by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Comment 50 of 310, 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 310, 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 310, 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 310, 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 310, 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 310, 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
Comment 44 of 310, added on July 24th, 2005 at 7:25 PM.

I fine this poem to be one of the best ever, today a friend bought a book
of the 100 best poem and this one was not in it, i guss it all depends on
who doing the review, i learn this poem over 40 yrs ago and still remember
most of it, will memorise it once more, LDD.

L. Dale Dawkins Sr. from United States
Comment 43 of 310, added on July 22nd, 2005 at 2:03 PM.

I remember much of this poem from my childhood This poem has remained to
help me understand a deeper meaning for existance. No person is perfect but
the village smithy is a beautiful example for all people of what comes
close.



Tom Ward from United States
Comment 42 of 310, added on June 26th, 2005 at 4:18 PM.

My mother, age 93, called me and mentioned that something was really
bothering her. She said she had to memorize this poem in school, and now
she could only remember bits and pieces of it. This is why I came to your
website. I printed the poem and will send it to her. Thank you. Joan

Joan Sapon from United States
Comment 41 of 310, added on June 9th, 2005 at 3:09 AM.

Though there is till much prolem in completely understaning it. I have a
balcksmith Uncle.
So this poem somethimes soothes me.

Darnay from China

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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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