Definition of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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(1807-82) one of the most popular US poets. He wrote long poems which helped to create romantic American legends (= stories from the past which may or may not be true). They include Evangeline (1847), The Song of Hiawatha (1855), The Village Blacksmith (1841), The Courtship of Miles Standish (1858) and Paul Revere's Ride (1861). Longfellow also taught modern languages at Harvard University (1836-54). see also Hiawatha