Sunrise on the Hills by H.W Longfellow describes how the beauty and charm of nature offers solace to the ailing soul. It exhorts the readers to return to the lap of nature. Nature offers a better lesson than the one we derive from reading a book of chivalry.
Summary and Review of Sunrise on the Hills
Model Questions from Sunrise on the Hills by H.W Longfellow
- Prepare an appreciation of the following lines taken from the poem ‘An April Day’.
Inverted in the tide
Stand the gray rocks, and trembling shadows throw,
And the fair trees look over, side by side,
And see themselves below.
Sweet April! many a thought
Is wedded unto thee, as hearts are wed;
Nor shall they fail, till, to its autumn brought,
Life’s golden fruit is shed
- Read the following lines from ‘Sunrise on the Hills’ by H.W. Longfellow, where he speaks about mother nature’s healing power:
If thou art worn and hard beset
With sorrows that thou wouldst forget,
If thou wouldst read a lesson, that will keep
Thy heart from fainting and thy soul from sleep,
Go to the woods and hills! No tears
Dim the sweet look that Nature wears.
Explain the message of these lines in a paragraph. (Score: 5)