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The Complete Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth LongfellowHenry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was an American poet. He wrote the first American translation of Dante Alighieris Divine Comedy and was one of the five members of the group known as the Fireside Poets. He established his literary career by submitting poetry and prose to various newspapers and magazines. Between January 1824 and his graduation in 1825, he had published nearly 40 minor poems. About 24 of them appeared in the short-lived Boston periodical The United States Literary Gazette. After graduating in 1825, he was offered a job as professor of modern languages at his alma mater. The story, possibly apocryphal, is that an influential trustee, Benjamin Orr, had been so impressed Longfellows translation of Horace that he was hired under the condition that he travel to Europe to study French, Spanish and Italian. When he returned to the United States in 1836, Longfellow took up the professorship at Harvard University. He began publishing his poetry, including Voices of the Night in 1839 and Ballads and Other Poems, which included his famous poem The Village Blacksmith, in 1841. His other works include Paul Reveres Ride, A Psalm of Life, The Song of Hiawatha, Evangeline and Christmas Bells.
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After spending time in Europe he became a professor at Bowdoin and, later, at Harvard College. Longfellow retired from teaching in to focus on his writing, living the remainder of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets. I have the copywright , By Walter J. Black inc the book itself of Henry W Longfellow all his poems was try find book like mine cant is pages long anyone know where can look up info onthis book.
The stanzas of this poem are constant in their rhyming pattern, following the scheme of, aabba ccddc eeffe. The consistent nature of these lines creates a specific type of rhythm to the poem. It also connects all three stanzas together, unifying the poem from beginning to end. He begins the first stanza in what one could interpret to be a loving, gentle tone, and ends it the same way. The words he speaks in-between are all gentle, philosophical suggestions to his listener.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow lived in one of two houses for most of his life: the Wadsworth-Longfellow House on Congress Street in Portland, Maine, where he grew up; and Craigie House, the colonial mansion in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he lived from until his death in Both houses reflect the family's ties to the American Revolution. The house in Portland was built by the poet's grandfather, General Peleg Wadsworth , in
The most widely known and best-loved American poet of his lifetime, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow achieved a level of national and international prominence previously unequaled in the literary history of the United States. Even if time has proved him something less than the master poet he never claimed to be, Longfellow made pioneering contributions to American literary life by exemplifying the possibility of a successful authorial career, by linking American poetry to European traditions beyond England, and by developing a surprisingly wide readership for romantic poetry. His father, Stephen Longfellow, was an attorney and a Harvard graduate active in public affairs. She named this second son among her eight children for her brother, Henry Wadsworth, who had died heroically in Tripoli harbor in The family occupied the first brick house in Portland, built by the general and still maintained as a literary shrine to its most famous occupant. Henry began his schooling at age three, when he and his older brother, Stephen, enrolled in the first of several private schools in which they prepared for entrance to Bowdoin College. Also at age 13 he passed the entrance examinations for Bowdoin College, although his parents chose to have both Henry and Stephen complete their freshman studies at Portland Academy and delay the mile move to Brunswick and the new college until their sophomore year.
Jan 01, ISBN Longfellow was the most popular poet of his day. This selection includes generous samplings from his longer works— Evangeline, The Courtship of Miles Standish, and Hiawatha —as well as his shorter lyrics and less familiar narrative poems. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1, titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.