Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine. Henry’s date of birth was on February 27, 1807. Henry’s parents were Stephen and Zilpah Wadsworth Longfellow. He was the second child born out of seven children. Henry’s father was a lawyer and also a congressman. Henry was a descendent from the Longfellow family who arrived to America from Otley, Yorkshire, England. His family beliefs were Unitarian. Longfellow was enrolled in a “dame school” from the age of three to the age of six. Henry entered Portland Academy and was able t read and write very well. Henry stayed in Portland Academy until he was fourteen, and began attending Bowdoin College, which is located in Brunswick, Maine. Henry, being only the age of nineteen, graduated fourth in a class of thirty eight students. During Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s time a...
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...rities gathered all around him. Longfellow was awarded with an L.L.D by Cambridge, and Oxford awarded him with an honorary D.C.L. Henry later started feeling pain. In 1882, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow then passed away. Henry was said to be “A sweet, beautiful soul” by Ralph Waldo Emerson. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 2) Henry was a very strong man, mentally. He put up and went through so much. Even after both his wives died tragically he managed through it. He took out his depression by putting it to good use which are his poems. He changed poetry by being realistic and emotional. Even till today Henry’s poetry is still remembered.
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