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Best Loved Poems
Best Loved Poems
Author: Henry Wadsworth Lonfellow
M. Wadsworth was, above others, our representtative American poet of the nineteenth century. You will find his poetry notable for grace and simplicity, high morality, sentiment, inspiration and solace. It appears that at the time of printing that Longfellow was America's most widly read poet. Born in Portland Maine. One of his classmates was Nat...  more »
ISBN: 279728
Publication Date: 1949
Pages: 310
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Publisher: The Fountain Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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His poems are so inspiring. They touch on several subjects, and are filled with the "human" touch of the author. Some of the poems include; From my Armchair, Daylight and moonlight, and a famous "Paul Revere's Ride - "Listen my chilren and you shall hear.....". Also, the moving story of a ships' captain and his daughter who goes to sea with him, and confronts a rough storm - "The Wreck of the Hesperus". Wonderful stories to introduce children to classic literature by using the shortness of the poems and degree of adventure compared to a long bedtime story that may be way over the attention level of the child. In these poems are actual adventure, peril, historical information. The poems here tell interesting stories that can be read or told in a short time,and still provide exciting and attention getting lines of a whole novel. I highly recommend this to adults or children - the classics rock! lll


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