Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The educator and poet
The life of Henry W. Longfellow
He became a national literary figure by the 1850's.
Wrote books like: Hyperion, The Song of Hiawatha, Evangeline A Tale of Arcadia, Paul Revere's Ride, Voices of the Night and Tales of a Wayside Inn.
Beloved 19th century poet, rivaling in popularity with Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Longfellow helped create a national literature based on American myths, history and landscapes in poems.
The Battle of Lovell's Pond
Cold, cold is the north wind and rude is the blast
That sweeps like a hurricane loudly and fast,
As it moans through the tall waving pines lone and drear,
Sighs a requiem sad o'er the warrior's bier.
The war-whoop is still, and the savage's yell
Has sunk into silence along the wild dell;
The din of the battle, the tumult, is o'er,
And the war-clarion's voice is now heard no more.
The warriors that fought for their country, and bled,
Have sunk to their rest; the damp earth is their bed;
No stone tells the place where their ashes repose,
Nor points out the spot from the graves of their foes.
They died in their glory, surrounded by fame,
And Victory's loud trump their death did proclaim;
They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast,
And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest.
P-The poem is about what a soldier sees and goes through
C- Positive-> Warriors, Glory, Fame, Victory's, Patriot's, Honor's.
A- The speaker is respectful of the soldiers and uses words like Glory and honor to describe them.
S- A shift occurs after the line about foes. The speaker is now speaking about after they win the war.
T- A Soldiers Sacrifice.
T- the theme of this is to respect the soldiers.
Arabs skirmishing in the mountains
This is a painting of a battle. It ties in because it is a hint of what the fighting would've looked like. The poem states "The warriors that fought for their country, and bled," which is similar to what's going on in the painting
The massacre of Chios
The painting is significant to the poem because it shows people suffering the way the way the soldiers might have. "The din of the battle, the tumult, is o'er,
And the war-clarion's voice is now heard no more."The after math of the battle would look a bit like this painting.