"The Blacksmith" contains examples of:
- Affectionate Parody: Each Longfellow quote (see epigraph, below) is followed by shots that contradict or satirize the poem.
- Amplified Animal Aptitude: The horse shopping for shoes.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Shoeing a horse looks remarkably like selling lady's footwear.
- No Peripheral Vision: It takes a long time for anyone to spot the giant magnet over the smithy's doors.
- The Sheriff: A blustery but well meaning example.
- Two-Faced: One side of a white horse is splashed and smeared with grease.