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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American “Fireside” Poet


Who was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow?

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator born February 27, 1807 in Portland, Maine. He was one of the most widely read poets of the 19th century and was known for his romantic and nostalgic verse. Longfellow was a professor of modern languages at Bowdoin College and later at Harvard University, where he taught for many years.

Longfellow's most famous works include "Paul Revere's Ride," "The Song of Hiawatha," and "Evangeline." He was also known for his translations of classic works, including Dante's "Divine Comedy." His poems often featured themes of American history, nature, and love, and were considered "fireside poems" due to their popularity as family reading by the fireplace.

Longfellow was a popular figure in his time and was known for his kindness and generosity. He was widely honored during his lifetime, and after his death, he became one of the most beloved and respected poets in American history. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow died on March 24, 1882.


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