Wadsworth Longfellow's Story: The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls

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Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Story: The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls/The Cross of Snow Members: Ryan Shaffer, Derek Erhahon, Xavier Brown 1. Writer's Background: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born on February 27th 1807 in a three story federal style house in Portland Maine. Spending most of his life in his birth house with his seven siblings Stephen, Elizabeth, Anne, Alex, Mary, Ellen, and Sam. Henry was known for having a great imagination and having the thrill to learn. Not all was well after the War of 1812 broke lose and destroyed Portland's economy. His father was in the boston legislature and couldn't send Henry anything during the war. After the war ended in 1824, Henry was able to write his first poem when he was only 13. It was called “Portland Gazette”. Henry then enrolled in Maine's first College “Bowdoin college”. Henry was inspired by Washington Irving and the death of his wife. He then followed irving into the writing movement Romanticism. His style of writing included Lyrical Poetry, Shows much Versatility, and heroic Couplets. 2. The Writer's other works: It seems that Longfellow had a way of seeing life as a beautiful work of art and sometimes it could be very mysterious. As Longfellow says in…show more content…
Precis of the Short Story: In Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Poem “The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls”(1879), Longfellow expresses that when any hardship is thrown your way to keep going through life and see the beauty within it. Longfellow supports his claim well using nature to describe how one should push themselves throughout all misfortunes. He uses the Tide as a analogy, because one day the tide will be high and proud and sometimes it can be low and prideless, but throughout every bad imprint in the sand the tide covers it all in the end. the audience he wanted to read his poem is people that really didn't see any hope Because even after his wife and offspring died he kept going on with life and everything got
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