These lines have been taken from the poem “Casabianca” written by Felicia Dorothea Hemans. In the poem poetess conveys the message of. The poem ‘Casabianca’ was written by Mrs. Felicia Dorothea Hemans. It starts out with the well known line, “the boy stood on the burning deck”. The story relates. The central idea of this poem is the noble characteristics like chivalirism, Where a ship is own ablaze with Casabianca standing on the deck.

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Casabianca by Felicia Dorothea Hemans is a ballad telling a heroic deed of a small boy.

Casabianca by Felicia Dorothea Hemans: Summary and Analysis

The boy, son of the Captain of the ship which is under attack by the English remains alone at his post even as many have been killed and others poeem fled. His father is lying under him in unconscious condition, but however his death seems very near.


As the ship explodes, the boy is killed. The poem commemorates his heroic deed, obedience and devotion to duty. The use of direct speech in some stanzas leaves a profound impact on the reader as they bring alive the agony and desperation experienced by the boy as he facing suummary ruthless enemy.

The visual imagery makes the reader feel the magnitude of the danger rather horror the young lad was confronting. Hemans admires not just the heroic deed of the boy but also the loyalty and determination of the ship which had borne to its utmost cxsabianca the destruction caused by the English foe.

Through her use of varying sentence structure and diction befitting a heroic tales and has kept the narration emotional and engaging. The poem which celebrates values of obedience and steadfastness in the face of adversity commemorates countess soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for their country in the warfront.

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