a psalm of life

A Psalm of Life

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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In the sixth stanza of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem ‘A Psalm of Life’ the speaker describes the present time as ‘living present’. Why does he do so?

Last updated March 13, 2017

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What does the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow compare our heartbeats to in his poem ‘A Psalm of Life’? Why does he compare those?

Last updated March 13, 2017

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Explain the meaning of ‘forlorn and shipwrecked brother’ in the poem ‘A Psalm of Life’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Last updated March 11, 2017

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What does the poet say in response to the mournful complaints? Explain the Biblical reference made here.

Last updated March 5, 2017

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The marks left on the space of time are compared to the footprints that we leave on the sand. But those footprints are just temporary. So does the poet think that our effort could have a temporary effect?

Last updated March 5, 2017

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In Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem ‘A Psalm of Life’ time is personified in the line ‘Time is fleeting’. What’s the possible reason?

Last updated February 15, 2017

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When was Longfellow’s poem ‘A Psalm of Life’ first published? What is the subtitle of the poem? Why is this subtitle used?

Last updated February 11, 2017

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What enduring belief of the poet/speaker is expressed in the first two stanzas of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem ‘A Psalm of Life’? In what way does the poet justify the theme of the poem?

Last updated February 11, 2017

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

Last updated January 25, 2017

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What does the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow say about human soul in his poem ‘A Psalm of Life’?

Last updated January 25, 2017

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