Favorite Poems

Favorite Poems Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was the most popular American poet of his time and one of the most famous American poets of all time It has been said that certain of his poems the long narrative

  • Title: Favorite Poems
  • Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • ISBN: 9780486272733
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Paperback
  • Favorite Poems

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807 1882 was the most popular American poet of his time, and one of the most famous American poets of all time It has been said that certain of his poems the long narratives Evangeline and The Song of Hiawatha most notably were once read in every literate home in America A former teacher who fulfilled his dream to make a living as a poetHenry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807 1882 was the most popular American poet of his time, and one of the most famous American poets of all time It has been said that certain of his poems the long narratives Evangeline and The Song of Hiawatha most notably were once read in every literate home in America A former teacher who fulfilled his dream to make a living as a poet, Longfellow taught at Bowdoin and Harvard, was eventually honored for his poetry with degrees from Oxford and Cambridge, and is one of the few Americans to have a monument dedicated to his memory in Westminster Abbey This choice collection of his works, which reflects his mastery of a rich variety of poetic forms and meters, includes one of his best narrative poems, The Courtship of Miles Standish Here, too, are such famous poems as The Village Blacksmith, The Wreck of the Hesperus, The Children s Hour, Paul Revere s Ride, and other poems on subjects ranging from lost youth and Giotto s Tower to slavery and the building of a ship Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative Paul Revere s Ride.

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    1. Douglas Wilson

      Enjoyed very much Particularly like running across well worn phrases that I presume originated with Longfellow ships passing in the night, patter of little feet, into each life some rain must fall I particularly enjoyed Miles Standish, which I somehow don t think I have ever read before.

    2. Emily

      My late grandmother gave me this book of poems fifteen years ago, and I am ashamed to say that I just read it all the way through for the first time Longfellow was one of her favorites, along with Dickinson She starred her favorite poems, which are mine also, The Village Blacksmith and The Arrow and the Song I clearly remember her reciting these to me growing up, and I can almost recite both myself entirely from memory I also really enjoyed The Courtship of Miles Standish, which was new to me I [...]

    3. K.D.

      My mom first gave me this back in college when I was totally stressed about finals I was actually really turned off from poetry in high school if the poems they teach don t kill you, the student s interpretations will Somehow I always end up re reading this every couple of months My favorite poem in here is, The Light of Stars Oh, fear not in a world like this, And thou shall know erelong,Know how sublime a thing it is To suffer and be strong.

    4. Dolors

      A brief but complete compilation of poems to get to know Longfellow.I loved The courtship of Miles Standish and his nostalgic recollections of lost times and youth Very sensitive and solemn, good to be aware of the earth beneath your feet.

    5. Lorena

      I like to read these at night when my house is quiet I have a dream of reading these poems by candlelight, as they may have been written, read or pondered in times before me The sentiments expressed reveal many hours of reflection on the mysteries of life, seemingly uninterrupted by trivial noises that crowd our lives now, like radio, news, and tv.

    6. Hannah

      Longfellow is quite a clever fellow his last name is enviable He uses a variety of forms of poetry Paul Revere , as what he s known for, is excellent I read lots of his poems alongside Dickinson it was an interesting contrast between a man s perspective on life and poetry and a woman s I m a girl, so I leaned toward Emily s, but Longfellow s got a few profound thoughts that keep you captive a moment to reread the sentence in amazement to get it all again.This is going to sounddreadfullypicky, bu [...]

    7. J. Alfred

      Longfellow is one of those guys that I d heard about for years, but never actually encountered It turns out he s sort of a bizarro Housman everything rhymes and is Romantic, but also wholesome and wonderful Kudos on making the Puritans good guys Good stuff all around.

    8. Stacy

      A lovely, short collection of some of his best works It does not include some of his longer narratives but it does include Paul Revere s Ride, as well as two that became my favorites of this collection Hymn to the Night and The Rainy Day.

    9. Babs Brodie

      enjoyed his poems when i was in grade schools i used to read this book when i went to visit my aunt i read it many times but enjoyed poe .

    10. Peggy

      Wonderful collection of his Poems.My book is from the very early 1900 s Hard cover.I just love this book and his work

    11. Jed

      I love Longfellow and his wonderful works I have read all his poetry and so forth, this is a nice little compilation of some of his popular works Great read

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