A Forest Hymn | Study Guide

William Cullen Bryant

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Overview

Author

William Cullen Bryant

Year Published

1854

Type

Poem

Genre

Nature

Perspective and Narrator

"A Forest Hymn" is written in the first person.

Tense

"A Forest Hymn" is written in the present tense.

About the Title

The title "A Forest Hymn" refers to the poet's reverent attitude toward nature and the forest in particular. The poet recalls that the forest was the first sanctuary man used to praise the Creator. The selection of the word "hymn" indicates the poet wants the reader to consider the poem to be a song of praise.

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