Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's lyric poetry lends itself easily to art song. A native of Maine, Longfellow was a famous educator and poet in 19th century America.

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    Some of Longfellow’s most famous works include “Paul Revere’s Ride,” The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. Longfellow is also famous for the first English translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Longfellow merged European literary traditions with American history and life.

    –Christie Finn

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