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1 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 主讲人: YangQian

2 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) The most popular American poet of the 19th century

3 2015-10-33 Life Experience A: his youth in Portlandyouth B: college years C: move to Cambridge, MassachusettsCambridge, Massachusetts

4 2015-10-34 Literary Works Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie Paul Revere’s Ride Writing Style

5 2015-10-35 Life experience born on February 27, 1807 in Portland. traveled and studied several languages in Europe Taught as a professor at Bowdoin from 1829-1833 and taught in Harvard from 1834-1854.

6 2015-10-36 Two Wives of Longfellow Mary Storer Potter: childhood friend die in a trip with 6 months pregnancy

7 2015-10-37 Fanny Appleton: daughter of a wealthy industrialist burnt to death

8 2015-10-38 H e became the first and only American poet to be honored with a bust in the Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey in London, England.

9 9 February 27, 1807 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow born 1813 Begins attending Portland Academy 1820 First published poem, "The Battle of Lovell's Pond," appears in the "Portland Gazette" 1821 Enrolled at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME. Stays in Portland for first year of studies 1825 Graduates from Bowdoin College 1826 - 1829 Travels/Studies in Europe 1829 - 1835 Teaches at Bowdoin College 1831 Marries Mary Potter

10 10 1835 Outre-Mer published. Longfellow returns to Europe with Mary and two of her friends. Mary dies in Rotterdam 1836 Meets Frances (Fanny) Appleton. Returns to US from second tour of Europe, moves to Cambridge, MA to begin professorship at Harvard 1839 Voices of the Night and Hyperion published 1843 Marries Fanny 1844 - 1855 Henry and Fanny have six children: Charles, Ernest, Frances (died at age 16 months), Alice, Edith, and Anne 1847 Publishes Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie 1854 Retires from teaching 1855 Publishes The Song of Hiawatha

11 2015-10-311 1861 Fanny dies 1863 Publishes Tales of a Wayside Inn 1867 Publishes a translation of Dante's Divine Comedy 1868 Received by Queen Victoria 1882 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow dies

12 2015-10-312 Longfellow's Works Voices of the Night 《夜吟》 Ballads and Other Poems 《歌谣及其他》 Poems on Slavery 《奴役篇》 Collection of Poems

13 2015-10-313 Evangeline 《伊凡吉琳》 咏颂坚贞爱情的 诗歌 The poem follows an Acadian 阿卡迪 亚 girl named Evangeline and her search for her lost love Gabriel, set during the time of the Expulsion of the Acadians

14 2015-10-314 P a u l R e v e r e ' s R i d e one of Longfellow's best known and most widely read poems create the national hero During a time of great national upheaval, people seized on Paul Revere as an example of the county's noble past

15 2015-10-315 Translation the first American to translate Dante's Divine Comedy 旦丁的《神曲》

16 2015-10-316 Longfellow's Literary Position 1) He is the best known of the Fireside poets. 2) It was with him that American poetry began its emergence from the shadow of the British parentage.

17 2015-10-317 Fire-side poets · 1) insist poetic convention—standard forms, regular meter, and rhymed stanzas. · 2) their poems are suitable for memorization and recitation in school and also at home, where it was a source of entertainment for families gathered around the fire. · 3) primary subjects: the domestic life, mythology, and politics of America.

18 2015-10-318 Representatives: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 朗费罗 William Cullen Bryant 布莱恩特 John Greenleaf Whittier 惠蒂尔 James Russell Lowell 洛厄尔

19 2015-10-319 Longfellow’s Styles  Gentleness, sweetness, purity in poetry, wrote poetry as a bird sings, with natural grace and melody.  traditional poetic themes : family, children, idealized love and friendship, about Indians, about American history and tradition  traditional poetic techniques : regular meters and feet, regular rhyming scheme, easy rhyme and traditional symbols and metaphors.  plain language Longfellow’s poems are noted for their


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