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poet, translator, mythologist

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a well-respected American poet who became a sort of 19th-century celebrity in the U.S. and Europe thanks to his simple, beautiful poems. Though he was influenced by European tradition, he often captured American history in his writing.

Best-known works: The Song of Hiawatha, Paul Revere’s Ride

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