Saturday, January 7, 2012

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Longfellow in 1868 by Julia Margaret Cameron
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in 1807 in Portland Maine (back then part of Massachusetts) and died in 1864 at 75 years old.  He was an American poet and educator who's works included: "Paul Revere's Ride", "The Song of Hiawatha", "The Courtship of Miles Standish", "Evangeline", and many other titles. 

His very first major poems were collected together in 1839 and printed in "Voices of the Night" and once again in 1841, "Ballads and Other Poems".

Longfellow was a very popular poet in his day and wrote mostly lyric poems which are known for their legend and musicality.

Today, you can still read Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poetry~ such as "Paul Revere's Ride" or "The Courtship of Miles Standish".

Posted By: Shiloh

1 comment:

Bekah said...

I read this huge book that was the collected works of Longfellow, and fell in love with his poetry. It's the best!

I especially liked The Courtship of Miles Standish.

I hope I can find some of his poetry to buy one day. :)