Complete Poems

Complete Poems

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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ISBN-13: 9780899682914
Publisher: Buccaneer Books, Inc.
Publication date: 12/28/1992
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 689
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.84(h) x 1.74(d)

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is a great American poet his work. He has been the published since the 1820¿s. Henry Longfellow is a way of writing poetry is different from other poets. He tends to write poetry with a deep feeling for the subject he is writing about. Longfellow¿s feeling for the subject enables the reader to feel, that they were there as he was when he wrote the poem. He loves to put nature into his poetry. Henry likes to relate human life with that of something in nature. In the poem ¿Seaweed¿ he tells how the seaweed¿s life in the ocean is hard. It has to put up with terrible storms, long unprotected journeys. Then Longfellow relates this to the life as a poet. Longfellow also loved to write about the sea. In his writings of the sea, the reader can see, smell and hear the sea as he or she reads his poems. His collection of poems covers all aspects of life. Henry writes poems of the seasons as well as the working class. Longfellow is a poet who can take anything and make it into a beautiful art form. ¿The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,¿ he took this boring moment in history and made it into something more intense, more exciting. Henry takes plain items and turns them into great themes for his poetry. In the poem The Charles River he takes the plain subject of a peaceful river and makes it into an exciting piece of poetry to read. Longfellow writes many poems mainly on Nature or Ocean, but he also wrote some poems that were focused around the human life. ¿The Village Blacksmith¿ is one of those poems; this is a great poem because it teaches the lesson in life. That the reader has to bend the future to what the reader wants it to be no matter what kind of shape it is in now. The future is only decided by your own fate. When I first read Longfellow¿s poetry I didn¿t like it all. Then I started to read deeper into it. His poems are great to read and this book is a collection of his best. I believe poets like Henry Wadsworth Longfellow make our world a better place, people are enriched by Henry Longfellow¿s poems because they are a medicine for the soul.