a psalm of life

A Psalm of Life

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Meaning of ‘A Psalm of Life’

QuestionsMeaning of ‘A Psalm of Life’
Anonymous asked 5 years ago

What is a psalm? What does Longfellow mean by ‘a psalm of life’? What type of poem is ‘A Psalm of Life’?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 5 years ago

A ‘psalm’ is a religious or sacred song.

A psalm of life is a song of life, a song to glorify life with its immense potential or possibilities.

The poem is a didactic poem. It gives us instructions on how to live this life. In other words, it teaches us the way of ideal living.

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