The images describing the blacksmith relate to his attitude toward his work and towards the changing times by describing how his work is bleak

The images describing the blacksmith relate to his attitude toward his work and towards the changing times by describing how his work is bleak, grim and tiring, but he does not show resentment towards how the world is changing and seemingly leaving him behind. His occupation is considered his religion and how he uses his work to create value in his life. The poet also describes his looks by stating how he’s “sometimes, leather-aproned, hairs in his nose”. This description shows how the blacksmith has no concern over his appearance and values his work over social morals. yes yes yes