The poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, which was introduced by personal background and by the mid-1800, literary program, has contributed to the American literary heritage.
I Henry Wadsworth Longfellow a long time and very popular poet in the 1800’s, always knew he wanted to be a poet. He wrote many works that were based on his travels, happiness’s, and sadness’s.
II His poetry was influenced by:
A People that influenced his work
1 Mary Storer Potter
2 Frances Longfellow
B Events that influenced his poetry
1 The death of Mary Storer Potter
2 The marriage and death of his wife Frances Longfellow
III His poetry was influenced by the 1800’. Literary period:
A The poems that reflected common themes of the 1800’s
1 Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie
2 The Cross of Snow
B Poems that reflected the characteristics of the 1800’s
1 Dante’s Divine Comedy
2 Paul Revere’s Ride
Longfellow was greatly admired by many, Charles Dickenson was one of those, and wrote many poems and works that are still read today. Some believe that Longfellow’s works are mysteries of the world that he tried to solve through his writing.
The Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
March 3, 2014
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Portland Maine, February 27, 1807. He was the second son in a family of eight children. His mother was the, Zilpah, was the daughter of a revolutionary war hero and his father, Stephen, a prominent lawyer that went on to become a member of congress. Longfellow’s mother described his as a dreamy boy that loved to read, and like stories that were set in foreign places.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow graduated from Bowdoin College in 1825, and then went on to study modern languages in...