Felicia Dorothea Hemans

(25 September 1793 – 16 May 1835 / Liverpool, England)

Casabianca - Poem by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

The boy stood on the burning deck
Whence all but he had fled;
The flame that lit the battle's wreck
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Comments about Casabianca by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

  • Veteran Poet - 1,094 Points Sara Militello (11/1/2015 5:41:00 PM)

    Nice! That first stanza sure gets the attention of the reader! The boy stood on the burning deck
    Whence all but he had fled; The flame that lit the battle's wreck Shone round him o'er the dead.

    I'd begun to read this poem on another day, but I'd managed to burn what I'd been heating on the stove and had to run for it. But that first stanza stayed with me to critique it in a better frame of time. This is a top notch poem. It enjoys a great rhythm and alternately rhymed endings. and the story it tells moves along from beginning to its bitter end. I was in tears even before I got to the end. Your use of metaphor and euphemism id great. I give this one a 10+ (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,830 Points Oduro Bright Amoh (11/1/2015 2:59:00 PM)

    When tragedy is written in such an easy to read way, it touches the very soul. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,334 Points Susan Williams (11/1/2015 12:13:00 PM)

    Those unforgettable words plunged me straightaway into the tragic story. The woman had a talent for writing stories in easy reading verseose memorable first lines plunged me straight (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 42,093 Points Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/1/2015 12:12:00 PM)

    There came a burst of thunder sound...
    The boy-oh! where was he?
    Ask of the winds that far around
    With fragments strewed the sea..Amusing. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,422 Points Seema Jayaraman (11/1/2015 10:35:00 AM)

    So poignant a poem.. my heart was in my mouth still hoping the brave lil boy had a miraculous escape from the raging fire and wreck.. very beautifully and sensitively depicted.. thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 47,517 Points Edward Kofi Louis (11/1/2015 4:20:00 AM)

    That lone post of death. Nice piece of work. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,360 Points Ari Alsio (11/1/2015 3:19:00 AM)

    I love in deep
    again in our love nest
    the paradise 10+ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Nar Bahadur Ghimirey (11/1/2015 1:39:00 AM)

    Awesome poem (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,117 Points Ratnakar Mandlik (11/1/2015 1:39:00 AM)

    Awesome poem depicting equally awesome scene. Bravery and courage of the boy was unquestionable. This poem reminded me my school days. In a vernacular medium school it was in text book and our teacher Mr. Tambekar used to teach it with full dedication in a superb way. Thanks for sharing.10+++++ (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,758 Points Shankaran Kutty (8/11/2015 11:59:00 AM)

    Unbelievable Poem... the noblest thing that perished there was that young faithful heart... No one could have penned these lines better (Report) Reply

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