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  • The Village Blacksmith
    The village blacksmith is the man who makes and shapes anything made from metal; for instance, he would shape horseshoes, make metal tools, and perhaps reshape anything metal that villagers would...

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    It is the blacksmith himself who attracts the children after school to stop by and watch him work. The speaker states, "They love to see the flaming forge, / And hear the bellowsroar, / And watch...

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    The village blacksmith represents a key element of the Romantic period, the common man as hero. He's a common man who is all mankind: The smith, a mighty man is he, With large and sinewy...

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    The village blacksmith is a single father raising a family by himself. His greatest happiness lies in his ability to engage in honest work to provide for his family and on Sunday, to hear his...

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    In short, the answer to your question is no, he is not being racist. Longfellow does indeed mention women in "The Village Blacksmith." In the poem, he is writing about the village blacksmith, who...

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    There are more than three physical characteristics provided in the description of the blacksmith. The poem states that he is "a mighty man"; that he has "large and sinewy hands"; that he has...

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