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  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow A Fellow’s Long Worth How does one describe a poet when he has already described himself with his own words? Although Henry Wadsworth Longfellow isn’t popular, he is such a poet. As described by Arnold Bennett, Longfellow is "the chief minor poet of the English language." Among a harsh lineup of critics, however, they claimed he fell short of literary. This is quite the contrary. Longfellow attended Bowdoin college, near Portland, Maine where he was born and raised

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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    on February 27, 1807, in Portland, Maine, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was raised in a Puritan family with three brothers and four sisters. While growing up he kept a good relationship with his family members. Longfellow spent many years in foreign countries to further his horizons. Longfellow’s solitary life style would not be expected from his extreme success in poetry (Williams, p.26). Longfellow’s boyhood home was built by his grandfather, Peleg Wadsworth, in 1784-86, and was the first brick house

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Look then, into thine heart, and write! “Master Henry Longfellow is one of the best boys we have in school. He spells and reads very well. He can also add and multiply numbers. His conduct last quarter was very correct and amiable.” This quote is from a letter sent home from Longfellow’s school when he was just six years old. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born February 27, 1807, in Portland, Maine. He was the son of Stephen Longfellow and Zilpah Wadsworth Longfellow

  • Works by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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    Teacher, Lover, Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is not dead. Certainly, he comes alive in every one of his pieces. Longfellow was never just an average person. He appreciated the arts ever since a young age and continued to attract towards them. He definitely led most other writers in the Romanticism Era. His pieces were considered the best of that time. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, born in 1807, is one of the most renowned authors of the Romanticism Era, with one of his most famous works being “A

  • Biography of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was the most popular American Poet in the 19th Century and the best at writing books and famous for one of his poems that is named after him. Henry Longfellow was the best poet in the 19th Century for writing some of the best poems and books that was heard in almost every literate house in the United States. Henry wrote “Paul Revere’s Ride” that became a national favorite. When Henry was little and in school he attended a private school called Portland Academy. Henry graduated

  • Analysis Of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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    Mattessich 1 John M. Mattessich Mr. Gentry A.P. English Lit 7 April 2014 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow- A monumental cultural figure of America’s nineteenth century Through years of research and studies of various American literature and poetry only one name comes to mind. That of course, is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, one of the most widely known and best-loved American poets of his time. Longfellow has not only influenced generations of readers, his writings have had a significant impact on my life

  • Essay On Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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    critics proclaimed Henry Wadsworth Longfellow lacked the emotional tragedy and stress to become a successful poet and writer, he proved them wrong with many of his works, such as “The Song of Hiawatha” and “A Psalm of Life.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, born in Portland, Maine (“Henry”) on February 27, 1807(“Longfellow, Henry”), grew up not wealthy, but well off. Both sides of the family consisted of several American Revolution war heroes and political leaders, making the Longfellow name well respected

  • Looking Up to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) in Longfellow House said, “Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art to dust returnest, was not spoken of the soil. Not enjoyment, and not to sorrow, Is our destined end or way; But to act, that each tomorrow find us farther than today.” ( Longfellow House Washington Headquarters 1) This means that life is something special to look forward to, death is not what we live for. We should live for tomorrow for the better. Henry

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: The Poet of Many Moods

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    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is one of the most-loved and well-known American poets in the world. His usually steady rhyme scheme and fluent melody appealed to his readers, fueling his popularity. Longfellow often wrote easy-to-understand poems with many different themes that appealed to his large audience and connected with them. Most of his poems had happy, cheerful themes, but in the latter stages of his life, his poems became darker and gloomier. The dark, death-filled, warlike moods in Henry Wadsworth

  • An Analysis Of The Indomitable Spirit Of Man In Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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    Henry Ford, the automobile magnate, once stated that the "world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward” (Daily Quotations Network). Man has always struggled with uncontrollable aspects of his environment, but his ability to overcome these seemingly indomitable obstacles has earned recognition from numerous classical writers and poets, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. “One of the real American Poets of yesterday”