Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is a famed poet and educator. His poetry collections include Voices of the Night and Ballads and Other Poems. They contained some of his most famous poems, including ‘The Song of Hiawatha.’ Most of his poetry is lyrical but readers shouldn’t be surprised to find a wide variety of forms in his work. Read more about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

The Meeting

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s ‘The Meeting’ is a poem that reflects upon the nature of aging and of memory both.

The Poet and His Songs

The Poet and His Songs’ written by H. W. Longfellow is both inspirational and introspective, as this poem examines what it is that motivates a poet to write.

The Slave in the Dismal Swamp

‘The Slave in the Dismal Swamp’ by H. W. Longfellow is written during a chaotic period in an attempt to garner support for the abolitionist cause.

The Slave Singing at Midnight

‘The Slave Singing at Midnight’ was published in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poetry collection “Poems on Slavery”. This poem depicts a slave’s mental state grappled by the agony of captivity.

To the River Charles

‘To the River Charles’ is a beautiful poem written by one of the famous poets of American literature, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. For many reasons, it was close to the poet’s heart.


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