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Henry Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Born in Portland, Maine

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Watched ships while thinking

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Published first poem at 13

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Went to Bowdoin College

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Knew foreign languages very well

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Married Mary Potter

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Became a professor at Bowdoin College

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Became a professor at Harvard

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Pregnant wife died

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Wrote Voices of the Night

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Married Frances Appleton

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Wife and 2 and kids died in a fire

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Wrote Paul Revere’s Ride

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Wrote Hiawatha

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Wrote Evangeline

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
First poet to reach a wide audience; caused a national interest in poetry

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Arguably the most quotable poet

Emily Dickinson
Born in Amherst, MA

Emily Dickinson
Dad was an attorney who became a member of Congeress

Emily Dickinson
2 siblings

Emily Dickinson
Was extremely shy

Emily Dickinson
Had few friends in school

Emily Dickinson
Went to Mount Holyoke Female Seminary

Emily Dickinson
Did not like publicize her religiosity

Emily Dickinson
Started developing eye trouble in the thirties

Emily Dickinson
Wrote in the dark

Emily Dickinson
Would only wear white clothes

Emily Dickinson
Made doctors stay outside the room

Emily Dickinson
Possibly had agoraphobia or depression

Emily Dickinson
Along with Walt Whitman, considered to be one of the founders of modern American poetry

Walt Whitman
Born on a farm in Long Island, New York

Walt Whitman
Second of eight kids

Walt Whitman
Moved to Brooklyn because his dad wanted to build houses at that location

Walt Whitman
Dad was mean, strict, and an alcoholic

Walt Whitman
Described his childhood as restless and unhappy

Walt Whitman
Mother called him a very strange boy

Walt Whitman
Lived in an extremely dysfunctional family

Walt Whitman
Had to drop out of school at 11 years old

Walt Whitman
Was an office boy for an attorney

Walt Whitman
Became interested in poetry while working for a newspaper

Walt Whitman
Published a few anonymous poems in the newspaper for which he worked.

Walt Whitman
Editor for The Brooklyn Eagle at 27 years old

Walt Whitman
Moved from New York City to New Orleans

Walt Whitman
Started working with his dad as an apprentice in carpentry

Walt Whitman
Wrote Leaves of Grass in 1855

Walt Whitman
Was a homosexual and wrote some homosexual poems

Walt Whitman
Got a job working in Washington at the Attorney General’s Office

Walt Whitman
Had a stroke; forced to move in with his brother in Camden, New Jersey due to the stroke

Walt Whitman
Mother died the same year as he had a stroke

Walt Whitman
Bought his own house in Camden, New Jersey

Walt Whitman
Was the most photographed poet of his time

Walt Whitman
Was a contrarian

Walt Whitman
Wrote The Good Gay Poet

Walt Whitman
Died from emphysema

Walt Whitman
Broke all the rules of poetry

Walt Whitman
Characteristics of his poetry:
1. long lines that capture the rhythm of natural speed
2. free verse
3. common vocabulary
4. realistic not moralistic

Walt Whitman
Along with Emily Dickinson, he is considered one of the founders of Modern American Poetry

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