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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow[Henry_Wadsworth_Longfellow]

 
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City of Residence: Portland, Maine, USA
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Biography Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

n. 27 februarie 1807, Portland, Maine, SUA
d. 24 martie 1882, Cambridge, Massachusetts, SUA
Poet american


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American educator and poet whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and "Evangeline". He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy and was one of the five members of the group known as the Fireside Poets.

Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, and studied at Bowdoin College. After spending time in Europe he became a professor at Bowdoin and, later, at Harvard College. His first major poetry collections were Voices of the Night (1839) and Ballads and Other Poems (1841). Longfellow retired from teaching in 1854 to focus on his writing, living the remainder of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a former headquarters of George Washington. His first wife, Mary Potter, died in 1835 after a miscarriage. His second wife, Frances Appleton, died in 1861 after sustaining burns from her dress catching fire. After her death, Longfellow had difficulty writing poetry for a time and focused on his translation. He died in 1882.

Longfellow predominantly wrote lyric poems which are known for their musicality and which often presented 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.

Outre-Mer: A Pilgrimage Beyond the Sea (Travelogue) (1835)
Hyperion, a Romance (1839)
The Spanish Student. A Play in Three Acts (1843)[53]
Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie (epic poem) (1847)
"Kavanagh: A Tale" (1849)
"The Golden Legend" (poem) (1851)
The Song of Hiawatha (epic poem) (1855)
The Children's Hour (1860)
Household Poems (1865)
The New England Tragedies (1868)
The Divine Tragedy (1871)
Christus: A Mystery (1872)
"Aftermath" (poem) (1873)
The Reaper and the Flowers (1839)
The Bell of Atri (from The Sicilian's Tale) (1863–72)
Poetry collections

Birds of Passage
Voices of the Night (1839)
Ballads and Other Poems (1841)
Poems on Slavery (1842)
The Belfry of Bruges and Other Poems (1845)
The Seaside and the Fireside (1850)
The Courtship of Miles Standish and Other Poems (1858)
Tales of a Wayside Inn (1863)
Flower-de-Luce (1867)
Three Books of Song (1872)[101]
The Masque of Pandora and Other Poems (1875)[101]
Kéramos and Other Poems (1878)[101]
Ultima Thule (1880)[101]
In the Harbor (1882)[101]
Michel Angelo: A Fragment (incomplete; published posthumously


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