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Analysis and comments on THE ARROW AND THE SONG by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Comment 24 of 164, added on April 1st, 2010 at 4:02 PM.
Wiseacre

Third line: I lose more damn arrows that way

Brian from United States
Comment 23 of 164, added on January 4th, 2010 at 5:25 AM.
Unchanging friendship

It gives softness throughout, as if written by female poet. In his last
stanza, I found again in a heart of a friend.

CHOONG IL PARK from New Zealand
Comment 22 of 164, added on January 3rd, 2010 at 7:24 AM.

At first I thought it was a poem about someone who sows what he cannot reap
-- it touched the heart of the teacher in me.

But the singer reaped what he'd sown -- and I realized this could well be a
hymn to matrimony!

The leap of faith the couple takes at the altar is realized long, long
afterward.

What is it doing in my kids' poetry book?

The kids are the fruit of that faith, hope and love at the altar, so it is
somehow very appropriate to be in one of their books.

Whimsy
Comment 21 of 164, added on January 3rd, 2010 at 7:24 AM.

At first I thought it was a poem about someone who sows what he cannot reap
-- it touched the heart of the teacher in me.

But the singer reaped what he'd sown -- and I realized this could well be a
hymn to matrimony!

The leap of faith the couple takes at the altar is realized long, long
afterward.... See More

What is it doing in my kids' poetry book?

The kids are the fruit of that faith, hope and love at the altar, so it is
somehow very appropriate to be in one of their books.

Whimsy
Comment 20 of 164, added on December 9th, 2009 at 4:36 PM.

i have to do this poem for my english techer. i had to get it memorized. it
has a great moral to it

billy from United States
Comment 19 of 164, added on October 21st, 2008 at 11:45 AM.

I learned this poem when I was in primary school and now at 75 yr of age,
it comes to my mind friendship has no boundary or specific destinations. It
is for and to all.

Henry from Canada
Comment 18 of 164, added on March 13th, 2008 at 5:27 AM.

in this poem,,, i've got moral lessons,,eventhough i could hurt people(we
are not perfectly made).thus, it just only reminding us people that WE!
should be careful what we say and what we do!Sometimes our patience could
be gone!!!But here in poem shows that there is forgiveness if we have
mistaken...If you have some of angryness in our heart just let go! Just say
to God He'll take the fight and win it for you!!! HAVE A BLESSED DAY!

vincent from Philippines
Comment 17 of 164, added on December 17th, 2007 at 11:58 AM.

would like the words to the poem hiawatha

janis hunter from United Kingdom
Comment 16 of 164, added on April 29th, 2007 at 8:24 PM.

We sang the words to this poem as a song in chorus this year, as well as
the first verse to "Snow-Flakes".As I read these poems to myself, the
chords that accompanied these words are playing in my head... I believe
that Longfellow has a hidden talent as a songwriter as well as a poet.
(come to think of it, What's the difference?)

Madeline from Uzbekistan
Comment 15 of 164, added on January 23rd, 2007 at 5:59 PM.

i really like this poem it kinda touched me you know wat im sayin

jeff

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Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poem: 18. THE ARROW AND THE SONG
Volume: The Belfry of Bruges and Other Poems
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Sep 11 2004


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