a psalm of life

A Psalm of Life

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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How do the lives of great people affect others around them as told by the poet in the poem “A psalm of life”?

Last updated November 12, 2019

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What does the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow tell us about life in the first stanza of the poem A psalm of life?

Last updated July 28, 2019

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How should we treat the past and the future according to the speaker in ‘A Psalm of Life’ by Longfellow?

Last updated July 28, 2019

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In Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem ‘A Psalm of Life’ the poet compares our life to the bivouac. Why is this comparison made? ‘In the bivouac of Life, / Be not like dumb, driven cattle! / Be a hero in the […]

Last updated July 5, 2018

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A poet’s business is to instruct and guide; to stir and vivify, to inspire, energise and delight. With close reference to the poem “A Psalm of Life” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, explain how the poet fulfills his objectives in the […]

Last updated June 21, 2018

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Why has the poet compared heart to ‘muffled drums’ in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem ‘A Psalm Of Life’?

Last updated February 28, 2018

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Why does the speaker say ‘life is not an empty dream’ in the poem ‘A Psalm of Life’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow? Or, Do you think life is an empty dream?

Last updated February 7, 2018

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How can we make our life sublime as stated in the poem ‘A Psalm of Life’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow?

Last updated January 10, 2018

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What does the phrase “life’s solemn main” mean in H. W. Longfellow’s poem ‘A Psalm of Life’?

Last updated January 3, 2018

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The speaker in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “A Psalm of Life” says “And things are not what they seem.” Under what circumstances are things not what they look like?

Last updated November 4, 2017

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