Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Thomas Wentworth Higginson was an American minister, author, and soldier. He was an important member of the American abolitionism movement in the mid-1800s. Today, he is remembered primarily for his activism. 

Ode to a Butterfly

‘Ode to a Butterfly’ by Thomas Wentworth Higginson is a thoughtful meditation on nature’s one of the daintiest creations, the butterfly. Higginson glorifies this tiny insect by using several metaphors and symbols.