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Grade 7 English
3.6 The Village Blacksmith by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

UNDER a spreading chestnut-tree
The village smithy stands;
The smith, a mighty man is he,
With large and sinewy hands;
And the muscles of his brawny arms
Are strong as iron bands.

His hair is crisp, and black, and long,
His face is like the tan;
His brow is wet with honest sweat,
He earns whate'er he can,
And looks the whole world in the face,
For he owes not any man.

Week in, week out, from morn till night,
You can hear his bellows blow;
You can hear him swing his heavy sledge,
With measured beat and slow,
Like a sexton ringing the village bell,
When the evening sun is low.

And children coming home from school
Look in at the open door;
They love to see the flaming forge,
And hear the bellows roar,
And catch the burning sparks that fly
Like chaff from a threshing-floor.

He goes on Sunday to the church,
And sits among his boys;
He hears the parson pray and preach,
He hears his daughter's voice,
Singing in the village choir,
And it makes his heart rejoice.

It sounds to him like her mother's voice,
Singing in Paradise!
He needs must think of her once more,
How in the grave she lies;
And with his hard, rough hand he wipes
A tear out of his eyes.

Toiling,---rejoicing,---sorrowing,
Onward through life he goes;
Each morning sees some task begin,
Each evening sees it close;
Something attempted, something done,
Has earned a night's repose.

Thanks, thanks to thee, my worthy friend,
For the lesson thou hast taught!
Thus at the flaming forge of life
Our fortunes must be wrought;
Thus on its sounding anvil shaped
Each burning deed and thought.

Q 1: In which line do we see his work routine compared to another routine?
Like a sexton ringing the village bell.
You can hear him swing his heavy sledge.
Week in, week out, from morn till night.
With measured beat and slow.

Q 2: Which line tells us he works hard?
And looks the whole world in the face.
Are strong as iron bands.
He earns whate'er he can.
His brow is wet with honest sweat.

Q 3: What lesson did the man teach the reader?
We have no say in our destiny.
Life is full of sadness.
Hard work does not pay.
We get out of life what we put into it.

Q 4: What line tells us the man feels a mix of emotions?
And with his hard, rough hand he wipes.
Toiling,---rejoicing,---sorrowing.
Onward through life he goes.
He needs must think of her once more.

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