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

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Comment 34 of 394, added on March 9th, 2012 at 1:31 AM.

UhSQBX I truly appreciate this article.Really looking forward to read more.
Much obliged.

Microsoft OEM Software from Rwandese Republic (Rwanda)
Comment 33 of 394, added on February 27th, 2012 at 1:55 AM.
About This Poem

As on young age I did not understand the meaning....
Now I can understand & feel the poem very much. But No one can understand

Mohammad Suman from Bangladesh
Comment 32 of 394, added on April 4th, 2011 at 4:27 PM.

i have to sing this inchourus and itsounds reallyawesome with all the
harmony and stuff but my teacher is making me write a report on longfellow.

Amyrose from United States
Comment 31 of 394, added on March 11th, 2011 at 10:16 PM.
Good poem!

Its is really nice poem..

kumar from India
Comment 30 of 394, added on February 15th, 2011 at 11:54 AM.

i luv tis poem 2

tierra from United States
Comment 29 of 394, added on February 15th, 2011 at 11:54 AM.

i luv tis poem 2

tierra from United States
Comment 28 of 394, added on February 14th, 2011 at 2:54 PM.

wow I really like this poem its awesome it makes me think of the time my
cousin and I were throwing glass into the back yard and when he left back
to the army three months later I would sit outside where the glass was and
sometimes I would pick it up and throw it back out there missing him.


Sam Castlee from United States
Comment 27 of 394, added on January 12th, 2011 at 6:17 PM.
The arrow and the song

I was taught the difference was that the arrow was a word or words that
were mean and destructive lasted forever and hurt deeply and that songs
were kinds words that gave strength and found love and hope forever

peggy dohrman from United States
Comment 26 of 394, added on December 17th, 2010 at 8:46 AM.
the menaing

. In the poem the first line has the arrow which represents friendship,
because like friendship can fly in a distance. The second line is saying
that arrow is symbolizing it has been forgotten from sight. The last two
lines in the first stanza indicates that things can change in a blink of an
eye, because if you really do blink you could literally miss the flight of
the arrow. In the first line of the second stanza it signifies the song as
a memory or a dream, like a song others will learn them. The second line of
the first and second stanza both say “it fell to earth, I knew not where”
means that you do not know where life is going to take you and that you may
have consequences. In the last stanza the poem uses, “oak” and I think
they use this because it represents someone’s soul because your soul is
strong and so is an oak tree. On the second line in the last stanza it says
“I found the arrow still unbroken” symbolizes that they found there friend
(from the first stanza) and they are still friend no matter what
disagreement they get into. Lastly, it says “I found again in the heart
of a friend” which means to me that they are friends again.

lauren from United States
Comment 25 of 394, added on June 10th, 2010 at 5:04 PM.
Ever favoriete poem

Sinds I was in a 4th grade elementary school up to this day, I LOVE this
poem EVER. I remember my teacher demonstrate every single words to make it
LIVE of LIFE .... I thank Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for inspiring children
with all his POEMs ...Your name printed deeply in my MIND ...

Lycor from Netherlands

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Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Volume: The Belfry of Bruges and Other Poems
Added: Feb 1 2004
Viewed: 14 times
Poem of the Day: Sep 11 2004

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