The Substance: At daybreak a wind rises from the sea. It receives the message of the morning and starts to blow. It takes up a duty to spread the news. The heavy mists obstruct the wind. But the wind is determined to blow. It is in haste and wants to make all awake.
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Longfellow was one of those poets who had the ability to create magic with almost anything! This poem can definitely the reader imagine how a jolly rush of wind is blowing cheerfully,making the components of the environment respond to its flow. Read on to find the complete analysis of the poem. Daybreak A wind came up out of the sea, And said, "O mists, make room for me. Hang all your leafy banners out! Adding a little note,due to phenomena of high and low pressure arising from the difference in temperature because of the climate around the sea,winds generally flow from the sea to the land at day and the vice versa happens at night.
As given in the textbook,Longfellow presents day as a special presence that is hailed and before whom everybody bows.
However,it can also be interpreted and personified as a source of joy and freshness that it keeps spreading around itself. Primarily,the wind rushes out and clears the mist as if almost telling the mist to make room for it.
It announces the beginning of a fresh morning giving an indication to the mariners who can now set sail as they would be able to steer their ship through the waters,now that the night is gone. And then it ultimately leaves the sea and makes its way towards the land ending the reign of sleep and announcing the rise of day. It makes the foliage in the forest move along merrily as if almost telling them to hang their leafy banners out.
It awakens the wood-bird possibly a Wood thrush,owing to the fact hat is found in North America and is reported to have one of the sweetest vocalisations among birds. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Photograph Source The sixth couplet describes the surroundings and the time by adding the fact that the wind encourages the rooster expressed in the poem as the chanticleer to bellow her clarion as it is the arrival of day.
The next couplet again shifts to the merry journey of the wind and makes the corn fields bow to the morning. It makes the church bell ring belfry tower refers to the tower that houses the bell in a church. The literary term used in this couplet particularly is personification. The morning here is personified as a respectable personality in front of whom the corn fields show reverence by bowing down. The last couplet is a legendary touch and transforms the entire mood of the poem.
Poem Analysis,Subject Summarisation And Explanation : 'Daybreak' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Daybreak is very beautiful poem by H. The poem describes the daybreak and the description of poem is really beautiful. He used wind to interact with other things. He starts with, A wind came up out of the sea, And said, "O mists, make room for me. First the wind orders mist to make way for it. Then wind reaches to the place where ships were docked.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Verses about Daybreak
Born in Portland, marine in , he became a national literary figure by the s and world famous personality by the time of his death in After retirement he devoted to literature only. His poetry is known for its lyrical quality. His works shows the lively element that gives human mind a fruit to live peacefully and independently with enthusiastic thoughts. He often used folk and mythical stories as material for his poetry.