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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Melancholia, Without the Romance

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

On those gray days when my despair is palpable it seems such a high price. But on my good days, oh, those glorious, delicious, good days, of which there are many, you will quite often catch me singing. Out loud.

Forget Google, Memorize Poems

Peter W. Wood | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Peter W. Wood

Choosing a poem to memorize is a bit like choosing to a get a tattoo. Both involve ink, and the results are close to permanent, so it is a good idea to choose carefully.

Beyond Boston: A Road Trip to Concord and Lexington

WHERE | Posted 06.17.2014 | Travel

Unlike Paul Revere, you don't need to look to Boston's Old North Church for two lanterns to see that you should hit the road for Concord and Lexington, Mass.

Is There a Literary Lesson to Be Learned From Visiting a Writer's Home?

Daniel Grant | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

"Emily Dickinson is an overarching category that includes her writing and her biography," says Jane Wald, executive director of the Emily Dickinson Mu...

Think About It

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr., Winston Churchill, Billy Graham, Abraham Lincoln, Mother Teresa and so many more have made footprints for us. Longfellow also knew the responsibility we have to leave footprints of our own.

A Psalm of Life: The Poem

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.15.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

Longfellow wrote the poem "A Psalm of Life" shortly after completing lectures on German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and was strongly inspired by him.

Letter From A Young Fan To Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Posted 12.21.2012 | Home

The following letter is excerpted from Dear Mr. Longfellow: Letters To and From the Children's Poet . Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was an Am...

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 02.16.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

One of America's best known poets, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) contributed to the host of Christmas carols sung each Christmas season when he wrote the poem "Christmas Bells" on December 25, 1864.

A Peek Inside Famous Writers’ Homes | Posted 07.05.2011 | Home

Last month, The New York Times ran a slideshow of Norman Mailer's Brooklyn Heights apartment, which will be up for sale shortly. This got us thinking ...