"A Psalm of Life" is a poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Its subtitle reads "What the heart of the young man said to the psalmist." It is the poet's response to blind faith in religion, especially Christianity. More »

Psalm 91 is a poem, composed by either Moses or David, that imparts a confidence in the safety provided by God to the reader. Some consider Psalm 91 to be a Messianic prophecy, particularly upon reading its second half. More »

Saint Augustine of Hippo provides a classic interpretation of Psalm 91, which he sees as being an encouragement to courage and trust in God amid suffering and the snares of evil. He notes that the devil used this psalm t... More »

Psalm 91 is a poem, composed by either Moses or David, that imparts a confidence in the safety provided by God to the reader. Some consider Psalm 91 to be a Messianic prophecy, particularly upon reading its second half. More »

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow chooses the importance of living life now as the central theme of his poem, "A Psalm of Life." In the poem, a young man addresses a psalmist, telling him to "Act, - act in the living Present!" More »

A good snowflake poem is "Snow-flakes" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The poem describes the falling of snowflakes as a depressing event, drawing a link between "the troubled heart" and "the troubled sky" that the snow i... More »

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The poem "The Song of Hiawatha" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow showcases many good examples of trochaic meter. A trochee is a metrical foot consisting of a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable, as in the w... More »