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  • Paperback
  • 54 pages
  • Ballads and Other Poems
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • English
  • 08 January 2019
  • 1438535031

10 thoughts on “Ballads and Other Poems

  1. says:

    Longfellow is at his best when telling stories all five ballads were great The other poems all on slavery also were interesting The Quadroon Girl was my favorite, another example of Longfellow as a superb storyteller.


  2. says:

    Tragedy, sorrow, and melancholy, lightly worn.


  3. says:

    Reading Longfellow is like drinking sun tea His language is so easy to read and follow no road bumps.


  4. says:

    In my previous review, I expressed that I had some doubts on Longfellow Mainly, to the tone of his poems and their subject I can say now that, at least in part, some of that doubt has waned by reading this, his following collection from 1841 Well, if we exclude the collection Juvenile and Earlier Poems, which had ones from around this period and before but that wasn t published until much later.This was very much up to my interests, with most of the stories being of a mythological nature I In my previous review, I expressed that I had some doubts on Longfellow Mainly, to the tone of his poems and their subject I can say now that, at least in part, some of that doubt has waned by reading this, his following collection from 1841 Well, if we exclude the collection Juvenile and Earlier Poems, which had ones from around this period and before but that wasn t published until much later.This was very much up to my interests, with most of the stories being of a mythological nature I m not sure though, as to which is my favourite Three stood out in this collection, all of them being noted classics of American poetry We have The Skeleton in Armour, The Wreck of the Hesperus, and Excelsior Yet, as to which is betterI can t say The Skeleton in Armour was an interesting pseudo ghost story Based upon a skeleton that was dug up around a decade prior to the writing of the poem The Wreck of the Hesperus was a ship sinking tale, which I usually don t like but I found this one decent and even a bit touching Although, it ll probably help in noting me of it s various cultural references throughout the last hundred years or so to it Excelsior though, isof a poem of moving on Saying that we ought to get marching on, as it s title suggests Now, each of these were good, and the others were as well But the three mentioned above are the real standouts I think though, just like before, another reading is needed I have to admit though, I like Longfellow muchnow


  5. says:

    The Skeleton in Armor The Wreck of the Hesperus The Village BlacksmithEndymionIt is not always MayThe Rainy Day God s AcreTo the River CharlesBlind BartimeusThe Goblet of LifeMaidenhoodExcelsior


  6. says:

    An early collection of translated poems and other miscellany from Longfellow It s uneven His introductions excellent, however, and the early translated Scandinavian poems are really splendid Includes the long verse poem The Wreck of the Hesperus Reviewed separately


  7. says:

    To be honest I was just interested in the Rainy Day, and some of the translated ballads were tedious to read, but some of the other poems were good.


  8. says:

    freebie


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Ballads and Other Poems[PDF / EPUB] Ballads and Other Poems Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet born in He is one of the five Fireside Poets Longfellow is best known for his poems Paul RevereZs Ride and Evangeline His first major poetry collection Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet born inHe is one of the five Fireside Poets Longfellow is best known for his poems Paul RevereZs Ride and Evangeline Ballads and PDF or His first major poetry collections were Voices of the Nightand Ballads and Other PoemsPoems in this collection include The Skeleton in Armour, The wreck of the Hesperus, The Luck of Edenhall, The Elected Knight, The Children of the LordZs Supper, The Village Blacksmith, Endymion, The two Locks of Hair, It is not Always May, and The rainy day.


About the Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet whose works include Paul Revere s Ride , The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline He was also the first American to Ballads and PDF or translate Dante Alighieri s The Divine Comedy and was one of the five members of the group known as the Fireside PoetsLongfellow was born in Portland, Maine, and studied at Bowdoin College After spending time in Europe he became a professor at Bowdoin and, later, at Harvard College His first major poetry collections were Voices of the Night and Ballads and Other Poems Longfellow retired from teaching in to focus on his writing, though he lived the remainder of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a former headquarters of George WashingtonLongfellow predominantly wrote lyric poetry, known for its musicality, which often presented stories of mythology and legend He became the most popular American poet of his day and also had success overseas He has been criticized, however, for imitating European styles and writing specifically for the masses.