Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
He wrote about
Longfellow wrote predomi lyric poems, known for their musicality and often presenting stories of mythology and legendHe began to write early, the Gazette of Maine on Nov. 17, 1820. During 1837-1840, he contributed five articles to the North American Review. In 1839 published Hyperion, a romance, and Voices of the Night. In 1842, he wrote Poems on Slavery. Longfellow had more other books as: Evangeline (1847), the Golden Legend (1851), the Song of Hiawatha (1855),...
"The Golden Legend" and "The New England Tragedies" in an attempt to depict the development of Christianity. "The Hanging go the Crane" and "The Masque of Pandora" are also inferior
Evangeline smells not only of the library but also of a "diorama" of the Mississippi that came to Boston while he was writing the poem.
Interesting facts Longfellow
The second his wife is Frances Elizabeth Appleton, they married on July. 13, 1843. She was a woman of twenty-six, they had six children. On July 9, 1861, Mrs.Longfellow was sealing up packages of her daughters' curls, a match set fire to her dress, and in spite of her husband's efforts to put out the flames, by which he also was badly burned, she died the next day.
After death of second his wife, during a tour Europe with his family, in 1868-1869, he received the degree of LL.D. from Cambridge, and that of D.C.L. from Oxford.
During the las three months of 1881, Longfellow was confined to his room by vertigo followed by nervous prostration, and never fully recovered. On Mar. 18, 1882, four schoolboys called, and he showed them the house with his usual courtesy. That afternoon, he became ill, peritonitis developed, and six days later, he died.
He was buried at Mount Auburn. On Mar. 2, 1884, a bust of him was unveiled in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey.