Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Poem Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This is a specific example of American poetry by one of this country's most famous poets. This section provides a selection of different types of American poetry including the poem by this famous American Poet. The American poetry and poems have been selected to cover all aspect of this kind of poetry and poem. The following American poem Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow from this famous poet can be used as a good example of American poetry.
 

The poem Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
 

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Till, ringing, singing on its way
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime,
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The Carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And in despair I bowed my head;
‘There is no peace on earth,’ I said;
‘For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!’

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
‘God is not dead; nor doth he sleep!
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men!’

 

The Poem Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Example of American Poetry
Poetry written such as the poem Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is piece of literature written by a American poet in meter or verse expressing various emotions which are expressed by the use of variety of techniques including metaphors, similes and onomatopoeia. The emphasis on the aesthetics of language and the use of techniques such as repetition, meter and rhyme are what are commonly used to distinguish American poetry from American prose. Poems often make heavy use of imagery and word association to quickly convey emotions. A famous example of American poetry is the poem Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

The Poem Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Example of Structure of American Poetry
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