Longfellow's place as one of the father's of American literature is well known. With the aid of a short PowerPoint, a reading of the poem, and the student workbook, participants will be able to actively engage with the work of the poet. 'The Arrow and The Song' has endured over the ages because it is both simple and profound. This presentation explores the meaning and the values espoused by Longfellow in this work and especially the notion of metaphor. The workbook also comes with a brief teacher manual.