• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

In conclusion the Fireside poets have played a big role in American literature the qualities of their poetry was admirable, relaxing and comforting. The Fireside poets wrote during the time of the abolitionist movement or

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Fireside Poets The most popular poets during the 1800's or the "Romantic Period" were the Fireside poets. The Fireside poets created images of comfort and unity in their poems. They earned this nickname because they frequently used the hearth as an image of comfort and unity, a place where families gathered to learn and tell stories. Because of their conservative approach to verse and the often blatant morality in their poetry, the very qualities that made them popular in their day .Their poetry was popular for its comforting readability and its expression of contemporary social values. Some poems recounted American legends, others evoked nostalgic scenes of rural America, and still others addressed contemporary issues. The Fireside Poets first put American poetry on an equal footing with British poetry. There were five important fireside poets whose poetry was distinctive, tranquil to read, and influential. These five poets were, William Cullen Bryant, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Oliver Wendell Holmes and John Greenleaf Whittier. ...read more.

Middle

Some of his talents were playing the flute and the piano. He attended Bowdoin College there he was asked to become the first professor of Modern Languages. Later Longfellow became a professor of modern languages at Harvard. Longfellow enjoyed writing about nature, He became known as the most famous fireside poet. Longfellow passed away on March 24, 1882 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Some of Longfellow's famous works were "The First Snowfall", "A Village black smith", "Paul Revere" and "Hiawatha's Childhood. James Russell Lowell was born on 1819 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was an American poet, critic and editor. Lowell was educated in Harvard and later became professor of modern languages at Harvard. He abandoned law for literature and started a literary magazine which was called "The Pioneer". He was influential in the intellectual life of New England. Lowell was an ardent abolitionist and was totally against slavery. In 1819 he died. Some of his famous works were "A Fable for Critics", "The Vision of Sir Launfal" and" The Bigelow Papers" In his later writings he turned to scholarship and criticism. ...read more.

Conclusion

After the Civil War he turned from politics and dedicated himself completely to poetry. He made nearly 100 hymns which were best known as "Dear Lord and father of Mankind". Sadly Whittier passed away on September 7, 1892. Some of his famous works were "Newburyport Free Press", "Atlantic Monthly Magazine", "Leaves from Margaret Smith's Journal" and "Legends of New England". He was recognized for being a great poet, and abolitionist and a supporter of women writing poetry. In conclusion the Fireside poets have played a big role in American literature the qualities of their poetry was admirable, relaxing and comforting. The Fireside poets wrote during the time of the abolitionist movement or antislavery movement, it sought to end the enslavement of Africans and people of African descent. Their poetry helped put the reader's minds at peace and ease. They were unique in many different ways and there were no other like them, they set a lasting effect for people of the 1800's and up to this day they are still popular and famous for their works. ?? ?? ?? ?? Pineda 1 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level International History, 1945-1991 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level International History, 1945-1991 essays

  1. Forrest Gump; the Modern Day Fairytale

    A further example of black being in power is the drill sergeant who commands Forrest's squad. He is black and not only does he have power, he has rank above whites, for the time period it would be a significant step forward in racial equality.

  2. Africa and the role they played during both of the world wars.

    The African labourers and soldiers went through and suffered much hardship during the war. For example, in 1917, 615 African members of he South African native labour contingent, perished, when the SS Mendi was sunk in the English channel.9 How were the African's recruited?

  1. War was raging in Europe in 1940 and Britainwas in big trouble.

    affairs" secretly he would have been in a rage about this incident as although he proclaimed it as a great victory, 50,000 men were lost and vast amounts of British equipment were left behind and so Britain was left on its knees with no outside help and on the brink of a German invasion.

  2. Extent of American Unity and Identity.

    Britain was also in a recession and had a huge national debt. In order to counteract these problems Britain began a New Colonial Policy and instituted many Acts. The enforcement of these laws, which have for years been neglected, was frustrating for the colonies.

  1. Vietnam peace movement

    The richer you were the easier it was to dodge conscription. If you had money or were at college, you could put off your service duty, so most of the original soldiers were from poor backgrounds and very inexperienced. As bad news of events in Vietnam seeped back to America

  2. Do the Writings of Clausewitz have contemporary relevance?

    war as part of policy, the notion of decisive battle and also his idea of a 'centre of gravity'. Due to lack of space I have decided not focus on other areas such as the trinity between the politicians, the people and the armed forces, as well as looking at other areas.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work