Henry wadsworth longfellow, 1807–82, american poet, b portland, maine, grad bowdoin college, 1825 he wrote some of the most popular poems in american literature, in which he created a new body of romantic american legends descended from an established new england family, after college he spent the next. Read henry wadsworth longfellow of american poets and their theology from author augustus hopkins strong the excellent biography written by samuel longfellow, his brother, gives extracts from many letters of men well known, which show that the poet's early productions were germs from which sprang a great. Though he is most strongly associated with massachusetts, henry wadsworth longfellow was actually born in portland, maine in 1807 the second oldest of eight it seems that, despite whatever changes have and will come to american literature, longfellow will always remain an essential figure references henry. No american writer of the 19th century was more universally enjoyed and admired than henry wadsworth longfellow his works were extraordinary bestsellers for their era, achieving fame both here and abroad now, for the first time in over 25 years, the library of america offers a full-scale literary portrait of america's. Henry wadsworth longfellow was more than a professorial poet he was one of the great authors of nineteenth-century american literature. Integration of longfellow's poetry into american studies author: dana anderson, american literature teacher, grade 11 and mary moore, library media specialist, grades 9-12, freeport high school, freeport, maine suggested grade level: 9-12 subject area: american literature and us history students and teachers. Henry wadsworth longfellow (february 27, 1807 – march 24, 1882) was an american poet and educator whose works include paul revere's ride, the song of hiawatha, and evangeline he was also the first american to translate dante alighieri's divine comedy and was one of the five fireside poets from new england.
On the “russo-american fever”: henry wadsworth longfellow dana and the gorki fund angela shpolberg on 29 july 1922 professor henry (harry) wadsworth longfel- low dana, the grandson of two well-known american writers henry wadsworth longfellow and richard henry dana jr, received. Henry wadsworth longfellow (1807-1882) a selective list of online literary criticism for the nineteenth-century american poet henry wadsworth longfellow, with links to reliable biographical and introductory material and signed, peer- reviewed, and scholarly literary criticism. One who deals with the life and works of henry wadsworth longfellow (1807 - 1882), soon discovers some interesting facts: not only that longfellow was one of the first and most famous american poets - but a man with many interests, an educator and pioneer he was one of the first american writers who wrote about. The mission of the library of america is to rescue out-of-print american literature from oblivion the rescue missions began in 1979 when some scholars and critics observed that many fine literary works were out of print, and few copies could be found concerned that the loss of important literary texts.
The henry wadsworth longfellow page at american literature, featuring a biography and free library of the author's novels, stories, poems, letters, and texts. Similar to the stories of james fenimore cooper including his the last of the mohicans (1826), longfellow drew upon works written at the time about the indian tribes of north america including henry rowe schoolcraft's (1793-1864) algic researches (1839) sympathetic to the indians and their way of life, longfellow.
Parent these are a few of the roles that defined the life of henry wadsworth longfellow, the namesake of longfellow elementary school in bixby knolls born in portland, maine, on feb 27, 1807, into a well-connected family, longfellow would grow up to be one of the most influential writers in us history. Henry wadsworth longfellow was an american poet and educator he was famous for writing lyric poems, which were popular for their musicality and stories of mythology and legend his poetry reflects great versatility, generally utilizing anapestic and trochaic forms, blank verse, heroic couplets, ballads. Most of us only get one life henry wadsworth longfellow - whose 200th birthday bicentennial is this month - has had four in the first, he before long, longfellow was the american literary darling of the world, an iconic figure whose fame stretched across the planet he's still part of today's cultural memory,.
Join the conversation in the books & literature conference of post & riposte more on poets and poetry in atlantic unbound and the atlantic monthly from the atlantic: poetry and american memory, by robert pinsky (october 1999) in an essay written during his term as poet laureate, pinsky reflects on the contribution. Dana gioia reads henry wadsworth longfellow's the jewish cemetery at newport, (poetry of american identity, poetry of america, poetry and literature, library of congress.
Longfellow wrote with clarity and moral conviction—two qualities that endeared him to his own time yet render him quaintly anachronistic in ours although modern readers may see longfellow as part of an old-fashioned, genteel tradition, his impact on american literature must not be underestimated he consciously set.
Henry wadsworth longfellow 1807-1882 american poet, novelist, translator, playwright, and travel writer widely admired by his contemporaries, longfellow achieved a degree of popularity in his day that no other american poet before or since has matched his nostalgic, inspirational verse was embraced by americans. Also see: our pages on these individual works by henry wadsworth longfellow contains: extensive bio, criticism, bibliography: author: w p trent: from: the cambridge history of english and american literature volume xvi: american, early national literature: part ii, later national literature: part i: keywords:. Henry's mother, zilpah wadsworth longfellow, was highly intelligent, devoutly religious, a lover of books and culture, and encouraged her son to pursue his literary ambitions while still a student at bowdoin, longfellow published poems and essays in such places as the american monthly magazine and the united states. Henry wadsworth longfellow used to be both the best-known poet in the english -speaking world and the most beloved, adored by the learned and the beginning even before the rise of new criticism, literary scholars have paid almost no attention to longfellow, dismissing “paul revere's ride” as just.