famous poetry
| Famous Poetry | Roleplay | Free Video Tutorials | Online Poetry Club | Free Education | Best of Youtube | Ear Training

Niagara Analysis



Author: Poetry of Joseph Rodman Drake Type: Poetry Views: 190

Sponsored Links





I.



ROAR, raging torrent! and thou, mighty river,

Pour thy white foam on the valley below;

Frown, ye dark mountains! and shadow for ever

The deep rocky bed where the wild rapids flow.

The green sunny glade, and the smooth flowing fountain,

Brighten the home of the coward and slave;

The flood and the forest, the rock and the mountain,

Rear on their bosoms the free and the brave.



II.



Nurslings of nature, I mark your bold bearing,

Pride in each aspect and strength in each form,

Hearts of warm impulse, and souls of high daring,

Born in the battle and rear'd in the storm.

The red levin flash and the thunder's dread rattle,

The rock-riven wave and the war trumpet's breath,

The din of the tempest, the yell of the battle,

Nerve your steeled bosoms to danger and death.



III.



High on the brow of the Alps' snowy towers

The mountain Swiss measures his rock-breasted moors,

O'er his lone cottage the avalanche lowers,

Round its rude portal the spring-torrent pours.

Sweet is his sleep amid peril and danger,

Warm is his greeting to kindred and friends,

Open his hand to the poor and the stranger,

Stern on his foeman his sabre descends.



IV.



Lo! where the tempest the dark waters sunder

Slumbers the sailor boy, reckless and brave,

Warm'd by the lighting and lulled by the thunder,

Fann'd by the whirlwind and rock'd on the wave;

Wildly the winter wind howls round his pillow,

Cold on his bosom the spray showers fall;

Creaks the strained mast at the rush of the billow,

Peaceful he slumbers, regardless of all.



V.



Mark how the cheek of the warrior flushes,

As the battle drum beats and the war torches glare;

Like a blast of the north to the onset he rushes,

And his wide-waving falchion gleams brightly in air.

Around him the death-shot of foemen are flying,

At his feet friends and comrades are yielding their breath;

He strikes to the groans of the wounded and dying,

But the war cry he strikes with is, 'conquest or death!'



VI.



Then pour thy broad wave like a flood from the heavens,

Each son that thou rearest, in the battle's wild shock,

When the death-speaking note of the trumpet is given,

Will charge like thy torrent or stand like thy rock.

Let his roof be the cloud and the rock be his pillow,

Let him stride the rough mountain, or toss on the foam,

He will strike fast and well on the field or the billow,

In triumph and glory, for God and his home!










Sponsor



Learn to Play Songs by Ear: Ear Training

122 Free Video Tutorials

[Video Tutorial] How to build google chrome extensions

Please add me on youtube. I make free educational video tutorials on youtube such as Basic HTML and CSS.

Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. Online College Education is now free!



||| Analysis | Critique | Overview Below |||

There have been no submitted criqiques, be the first to add one below.


Post your Analysis




Message

Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. College Education is now free!







Most common keywords

Niagara Analysis Joseph Rodman Drake critical analysis of poem, review school overview. Analysis of the poem. literary terms. Definition terms. Why did he use? short summary describing. Niagara Analysis Joseph Rodman Drake Characters archetypes. Sparknotes bookrags the meaning summary overview critique of explanation pinkmonkey. Quick fast explanatory summary. pinkmonkey free cliffnotes cliffnotes ebook pdf doc file essay summary literary terms analysis professional definition summary synopsis sinopsis interpretation critique Niagara Analysis Joseph Rodman Drake itunes audio book mp4 mp3 mit ocw Online Education homework forum help



Poetry 162
Poetry 50
Poetry 64
Poetry 105
Poetry 138
Poetry 192
Poetry 108
Poetry 160
Poetry 47
Poetry 20
Poetry 107
Poetry 104
Poetry 19
Poetry 133
Poetry 140
Poetry 41
Poetry 75
Poetry 140
Poetry 170
Poetry 184