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    his entrance into the Portland Academy. At the age of fourteen, Longfellow entered Bowdoin College where his academic brilliance earned him a position of fourth in a graduating class of thirty-eight (Williams, Preface). Stephen Longfellow encouraged his son to pursue a stable career in law, but Longfellow’s love of words led him to accept the “newly established professorship of modern languages at Bowdoin College” (Wagenknecht 3). He traveled extensively in France, Spain, Italy, and Germany to refine

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    frequently. Don Quixote was one of his favorites but it was Washington Irving’s Sketch Book that influenced him the most. Sent to school at just three years old, Longfellow graduated from Bowdoin College at 19. Upon graduation he was offered a job as professor of modern languages, a program that the college was just putting together. He accepted the position with the stipulation that he would be given a period of time to travel and study in Europe. It was on this journey that he was able to retain

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    Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1804 (net). He attended Bowdoin College with famous writers such as Horatio Bridge and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (net). In 1850, Hawthorne published The Scarlet Letter (1222). It is considered by many that The Scarlet Letter, “represents the height of Hawthorne’s literary genius. At this time, Boston was the center of a very Puritan society. Throughout the novel Hawthorne uses many symbols. For example, one prominent symbol is the scaffold

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    be considered a minor inconvenience. To others, a drawn-out ordeal with annoying aspects, but one they realize will be completed shortly. Yet to some, to a select, elite group of young, paranoid, and, let’s face it, broke, lot of people known as college students, it’s a travesty. An impossibility. An object traveling deep into the Void, never to be seen again. This trip into the parallel universe to which some objects traverse without return is known as: The Loss of a Package Sent by your Parents

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    Walt Whitman described Henry Wadsworth Longfellow as the “universal poet of young people” (Kunitz 10). He is the “poet of the sympathetic gestures” whose poetry was a “universal pastime and delight” (Kinsella 256). During the early 1800s, the literary movement Romanticism became popular in literature. It emphasized passion over reason, imagination over logic, human feelings and individual freedom. Economic and social reform were emphasized and writers, like Longfellow, would base their writings off

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    As one matures, he or she gains a deeper insight of life. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is a prime example for this statement. "The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls" was written in Longfellow's old age and contains a more pessimistic, yet more realistic, outlook on life compared to his earlier works. This poem draws an image of the ocean waves, interrupted by a traveler hurrying to town. All footprints left by this traveler are erased by the tides after he or she has left the shore. This poem reveals that

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    and multiply by the age of 6. Wadsworth graduated high school at the age of 13 and graduated from Bowdoin at 19 years old, ranking 4th out of 38 students (Oaks). After graduating, he was offered and took up a job as a professor and librarian at Bowdoin. During this time, Longfellow often toured Europe, visiting countries such as England, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. In 1834, he left Bowdoin for a professorship at Harvard. He married Mary Storer Potter in the early 1830s and again toured Europe

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    In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s parable the “Minister’s Black Veil” his theme of the story is that nobody can escape a sin. An analysis on the surface of the story is one day Mr. Hooper minister of a congregation in Milford, MA, a small settlement of puritans, working hard just to sustain life. When the sexton tolls the bell Mr. Hooper comes out as usual but wearing a black veil. In my opinion this shows that Mr. Hooper is showing that he committed a sin and he wear the black veil as a way to say everyone

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    Poetry is literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of rhythm. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote romantic poetry that was focused on nature. He is one of the most famous poetic writers that America has ever produced. He lived from 1807 to 1882 which was around the romantic period in America. Henry was born in Portland, Maine which is next to the Atlantic Ocean which influenced his writing. One of his poems was “The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls”

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    The Longfellow House stands on Brattle Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts and was the home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and his family in the mid 1800s. For 18 years Longfellow and his wife raised children, hosted parties, housed writers like Charles Dickens and Ralph Waldo Emerson, and eventually died. The house still stands today, now a museum that commemorates Longfellow and his works, however it is still as lively as it was when Longfellow was alive. Schoolchildren explore it’s corridors on

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