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Analysis and comments on The Day is Done by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Comment 22 of 92, added on January 17th, 2012 at 8:56 PM.
Why I liked the poem.

As a structural engineer, I have written a variety of
articles and two booklets on the subject of structural
engineering. My hope is that long after I am gone my work will be
remembered and used. My hope is that I will be among those "Whose distant
footsteps echo
Through the corridors of Time." That one line captures
my feelings better than anything I can say.
-Peter Kocsis

Peter Kocsis from United States
Comment 21 of 92, added on August 25th, 2011 at 5:59 PM.
Day is done..

My Grade Three teacher read this to the class on more than a few
occasions..that was a long time ago. I wonder if teachers still do those
kinds of things...Wadsworth Longfellow in Grade Three..thankyou Mrs.
Hellofs.

Dolores from Canada
Comment 20 of 92, added on November 4th, 2009 at 10:39 PM.

I love this poem. I have a book of Edgar Allan Poe's complete works and
this is where I first noticed it. I read this poem at my Father's Funeral
after I gave the eulogy, never knowing that the title of the poem was The
Day is Done or who actually wrote it. How fitting to read a poem with such
a title for such an event. I am only finding out just now because I have
to read a poem for my World Lit class and that poem is now near and dear to
me, of course that is the one that I will be reading!

Thaigirl from United States
Comment 19 of 92, added on January 1st, 2009 at 2:54 PM.

This was the first recital I had to make at Declamation at Williston
Academy in 1944 before the whole school. It was not my first acquaintance
with Longellow, whom I had learned two years before was a kinsman through
my ancestors John Alden and Priscilla Mullins. Also, I had previously been
assigned to read "The Courtship of Miles Standish" as well as "Hiawatha"
and "Evangeline." Without question "The Day Is Done" is my favorite poem
although three opf his epic poems "The Courtship of Miles Standish", "The
Miodnight Ride of Paul Revere." and "Evangeline" rank very high with
me.


Robert Ames Alden from United States
Comment 18 of 92, added on April 13th, 2008 at 4:44 PM.

i can't understand this poem i have an exposer tomorrow and still can't
understand it sorry

imane from Morocco
Comment 17 of 92, added on March 11th, 2007 at 3:01 PM.

This poem is good.

Sam from Brazil
Comment 16 of 92, added on November 28th, 2005 at 9:40 AM.

As a youngster growing up in Winnipeg, Manitoba in the mid 1950's, there
was a local radio station that closed their broadcasting day with the first
verse of this poignant peom. I has stayed with me all of these years and by
chance came across the complete poem on this site. I could not state my
feelings any better than the individual who posted the comments on October
10, 2004 @ 5:35

Norm Jackson from Canada
Comment 15 of 92, added on August 28th, 2005 at 10:21 AM.

There is a wonderful piece of music set to Longfellows text. The song is
called "And the Night Shall Be Filled With Music" by Greg Gilpin. Heritage
Choral Series is the publisher.

Jennifer
Comment 14 of 92, added on July 8th, 2005 at 12:48 PM.

How wonderful to come across this work of Longfellow after so many years.
I memorized this for a drama class in 7th grade, and am glad for the
reintroduction. It spoke soothingly to me then and now.

Todd from United States
Comment 13 of 92, added on May 9th, 2005 at 12:02 AM.

I must say this poem is quite spectacular, I am only fifteen years of age
and I read this poem for school out of my literatue text book, and it even
though I might not have as many years of experience as everyone else
commenting on this site I feel that this poem has definitely touched me in
some sort of way. Anyone who thinks poety is a waste of time, should think
about what they're actually saying.

britt from United States

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Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poem: 12. The Day is Done
Volume: The Belfry of Bruges and Other Poems
Added: Feb 1 2004
Viewed: 28944 times
Poem of the Day: Jun 30 2000


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