In this poem, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow tells us to be "heroes in war." By this, he implies that we should not just let the world pass us by; we are not "cattle," and we should not simply behave as others do, unthinkingly, or believe that everything will be well without...
Longfellow was a 19th-century American poet who was known for his poems about important events in American history. He also wrote many other poems about different topics, including some that give advice. In this poem, he tells us to be "heroes in war" and suggests that we should not just sit back and let the world pass us by. Instead, we should think carefully about what needs to be done and then go out and do it.
This poem is part of an 1839 publication called Poets and Poetry of America. It contains interviews with 20 poets from across the country, each one written by one of their colleagues. In this section, Longfellow is interviewed by James Russell Lowell (1819-1891), an American poet and critic who was very influential in his time. They discuss poetry, literature, and art in general, and come up with ideas for further articles that would appear in The North American Review, which was published by the authors' friends and supporters.
Lowell starts off by asking Longfellow if there is anything special that makes a good poet.
In William Wordsworth's sonnet "The World Is Too Much with Us," the speaker expresses his dissatisfaction with the situation of the world. Throughout the poem, the speaker expresses his discontent with how disconnected the world has gotten from nature. This poem was inspired by Samuel Johnson's 1750 work, "A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland."
The speaker in the sonnet says that the world is too much with us and that we need to escape from it for a time. He then goes on to say that even though we should want to leave the world behind, we cannot do so because it is all around us every day. Therefore, we need to learn to live within this reality instead of trying to avoid it.
Nowadays, this poem is most often remembered for its last line: "And yet we still want more time." This line makes readers wonder if the speaker has found peace with the world after all he has said. Some scholars believe that the last line actually contradicts what the poet has been saying throughout the sonnet. They claim that since the world has not changed despite the speaker's wishes, then there is no hope for him or anyone else to find peace within it.
However, others see the last line as an affirmation of what the poet has been saying all along.
Walt Whitman, the poet, wishes to communicate the notion that man should live a happy, contented, and tranquil existence like the animals. He should refrain from amassing fortune. It will cause him to be selfish and greedy, to commit crimes, to repent for his actions and follies, and to have restless nights. Moreover, he says that even animals are better off than men if they are fortunate enough not to accumulate wealth.
Whitman also believes that humans are no different from creatures of the earth. We too are subject to birth and death. Like animals, we eat to live rather than live to eat. We get sick and suffer pain. We feel love and hate just like dogs or horses. We can even learn lessons from them. For example, a dog who bites people's feet out of hunger is just as guilty as one who attacks others for revenge. Also, animals such as lions and tigers that kill to protect their families is an excellent example to follow. Finally, men should use their brains instead of brawn to accomplish things; otherwise, they might become evil or weak like animals that do not think critically.
In conclusion, the poet wants men to realize that they are merely animals who exist on this planet together with other species. They have no special place in the universe superior to other beings. Indeed, everything that lives must die.
The poet begs his Lord to guide him along the path of truth and justice. He also intends for him to be free of all questions and to be enlightened by knowledge and morals. Finally, he wants him to return home.
Answer: The poet wished to transform into an animal and live among them. He wanted to know if animals were happy or unhappy, contented or discontented, pleased or displeased with their lives.
This shows that man's greatest desire is to become like God in order to escape his human condition and find happiness.
But this cannot be done except by believing in Jesus Christ who became human so that we might become gods.
Only he can save us from our sins and give us eternal life.
There are other desires mentioned in the poem but these are the only two important ones.
'This is the second stanza; it is brief yet significant. The poet is describing a person who has had a difficult life. 'Beyond this land of fury and weeping Looms just the Horror of the shade,' reads the third line. Even so, the threat of the years finds, and will find, me unafraid. The fourth line begins with an unusual word order: 'They come, they come from far away, / From the four winds they come.' This indicates that many people are coming to destroy Earth - perhaps all of them?'
The last two lines of the stanza explain why the poet is not afraid. He knows that after he dies his body will be reborn and that even if the years do find him unafraid, new generations of humans will arise who will not know him but will continue on in hope despite the danger Earth faces from outside forces.
Shakespeare was a very popular writer during the Renaissance period, so it isn't surprising that his work would have been known to many poets working during this time. They may have taken some of their ideas for poems like this one from Shakespeare. Or they could have invented whole new things if they wanted to challenge themselves!