Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
A selective list of online literary criticism for the nineteenth-century American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, with links to reliable biographical and introductory material and signed, peer-reviewed, and scholarly literary criticism.
"Henry Wadsworth Longfellow." A biography and introduction to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, with links to some of his most famous poems. Published by The Poetry Foundation, a project of Poetry magazine.
"Henry Wadsworth Longfellow." A short biographical introduction to Longfellow, with text for some of his best known poems. Also The Longfellow House in Cambridge, MA.From the prestigious Academy of American Poets.
"Henry Wadsworth Longfellow." Introduction to Longfellow, from the college textbook publisher the Heath Anthology of American Literature.
"Henry Wadsworth Longfellow." Longfellow's life and ancestors, a database of his poetry, and lesson plans for teaching his poetry. Also, "Longfellow and the Jewish Cemetery at Newport," with photographic exhibits, and includes extended notes and commentary on the poem "The Jewish Cemetery at Newport." From the Maine Historical Society.
"Recollecting Longfellow." On Longfellow's 19th-century reputation and his publication in The Atlantic magazine. Article in The Atlantic, with links to his Atlantic poems, 19 Oct. 2000.
"A Poet of Our Own." A biography of Longfellow and discussion of his historical context, with special attention to his Unitarian religion and attendance of First Parish Church in Cambridge, Mass. By Rev. Thomas Mikelson, First Parish Church web site, 2002.
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