William Cullen Bryant

William Cullen Bryant was an American poet born in 1794 who is considered to be a key writer of American Romanticism. He also worked as the editor of the New York Evening Post for many years. He is best known for his ‘Thanatopsis.’ 

Consumption

‘Consumption’ by William Cullen Bryant describes the fast-approaching death of a tuberculosis patient and her path to heaven. 

The Death of Slavery

‘The Death of Slavery,’ a poem by William Cullen Bryant is written just after the American Civil War ended. It talks about the personified slavery, whose reign has ended and the slaves are freed from shackles of bondage.

The Evening Wind

‘The Evening Wind’ describes the impact that the evening wind has on varying parts of the earth, human and non-human alike. 

To a Waterfowl

In this poem about perseverance and God’s guiding hand, William Cullen Bryant’s ‘To a Waterfowl’ depicts what it means to walk with strength and determination through life.

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