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 Poets, a group of 19th century New England poets.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on the Isle of Wight, England, in 1868 by Julia Margaret Cameron

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on the Isle of Wight, England, in 1868 by Julia Margaret Cameron

Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A Psalm of Life

In the Churchyard at Tarrytown

Elegy for Hawthorne

Paul Revere’s Ride

The Village Blacksmith

Evangeline: Part One | Part Two

The Courtship of Miles Standish

More poems and further information about Longfellow may be found at the excellent Maine Historical Society Website: http://www.hwlongfellow.org/

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According to Wikipedia, “Longfellow wrote predominantly lyric poems, known for their musicality and often presenting stories of mythology and legend. He became the most popular American poet of his day and also had success overseas. He has been criticized, however, for imitating European styles and writing specifically for the masses.” You may be interested to read a biography of Longfellow from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.

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When will you read Longfellow’s writing in Excellence in Literature?

E3.2: Selected works by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

E3.2 Honors: Evangeline and The Song of Hiawatha
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poems & Other Writings (Library of America #118) (Most of the assigned material is included in this volume of Longfellow’s poems and other writings, and the rest can be found in the links above on this page.)

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