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Analysis and comments on The Famine by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Comment 33 of 69, added on March 21st, 2013 at 9:44 PM.
The Famine

This poem is about starvation happening at a certain time period. I would
say that the tone of this poem is sad and gloomy because they is no life.
The whole entire world was fading away because of starvation. There wasn’t
enough food for everyone to eat. In the poem, “The Famine there was a
child that died from starvation. Also in the poem there are no animals and
the women and their children are protesting. At the end of the poem
Minnehaha dies and they respected the child, although she did die she will
be remembered forever.


Hannah Kim from United States
Comment 32 of 69, added on March 21st, 2013 at 9:44 PM.
The Famine

This poem is about starvation happening at a certain time period. I would
say that the tone of this poem is sad and gloomy because they is no life.
The whole entire world was fading away because of starvation. There wasn’t
enough food for everyone to eat. In the poem, “The Famine there was a
child that died from starvation. Also in the poem there are no animals and
the women and their children are protesting. At the end of the poem
Minnehaha dies and they respected the child, although she did die she will
be remembered forever.


Hannah Kim from United States
Comment 31 of 69, added on March 19th, 2013 at 4:30 PM.
The Famine

First of all, this poem was very long... The poem obviously was about
starvation, as said in the title. I believe that the tone of the poem was
very sad and gloomy. The whole world was fading away because of starvation,
there is not enough food for the people. I think this because the poem
states, “All the earth was sick and famished; hunger was the air around
them.” It’s saying that the people were getting sick and could possibly
die, most likely the children. In the poem there was one particular child
that died from starvation, Minnehaha. At the end of the poem Minnehaha did
die and they respected the child and wished for the best and although she
died, she will be forever remembered.

Erica Bae from United States
Comment 30 of 69, added on March 19th, 2013 at 4:21 PM.
The Famine Interpretation

I think this poem is rather lengthy, like the other poems in the series of
the Song of Hiawatha. I believe that the subject in this poem is like
taking a wild swing in the dark, or hope, because Hiawatha and the rest of
the people (nation) are famished in a cold winter. Although the people are
starving, there are no animals, and the children and women are complaining,
they search on.

Jaime Park from United States

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Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poem: The Famine
Volume: The Song of Hiawatha
Added: Jun 9 2005
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