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Video of Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site in Louisiana

Louisiana Public Broadcasting presents this video about the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville–a place to learn about the Acadian/Creole way of life. This may help you to put Longfellow’s poem Evangeline in context. You can learn more about … Continue reading

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Evangeline Part One by Longfellow

Evangeline, Part One A Tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow This lengthy poem is based on the story of the Acadians’ expulsion from their homeland. The Maine Historical Society provides a helpful summary of the historical background, the story … Continue reading

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Evangeline Part Two by Longfellow

Evangeline, Part Two A Tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow PART THE SECOND. I. MANY a weary year had passed since the burning of Grand-Pré, When on the falling tide the freighted vessels departed, Bearing a nation, with all … Continue reading

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Honors Texts for American Literature

Honors Texts for American Literature (E3) The Honors Track for American Literature is outlined in the study guide, and involves additional reading and writing and an optional exam. Another way you can use the honors texts is if you’ve already read a focus text … Continue reading

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Poetry by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator whose most famous works include a translation of Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy and the poem “Paul Revere’s Ride.” He was one of the Fireside … Continue reading

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Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

PAUL REVERE’S RIDE by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Composed as a narration by the landlord of the Wayside Inn, Longfellow’s 1860 poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride,” is the fictionalized retelling of a patriotic story. It was initially published in The Atlantic Monthly, … Continue reading

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Elegy for Hawthorne by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Elegy for Hawthorne [1804-1864] By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Elegy for Hawthorne How beautiful it was, that one bright day In the long week of rain! Though all its splendor could not chase away The omnipresent pain. The lovely town was … Continue reading

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In the Churchyard at Tarrytown by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In the Churchyard at Tarrytown [written to honor Washington Irving at the time of his death] by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Here lies the gentle humorist, who died In the bright Indian Summer of his fame! A simple stone, with but … Continue reading

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A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A PSALM OF LIFE WHAT THE HEART OF THE YOUNG MAN SAID TO THE PSALMIST by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things … Continue reading

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