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Kavanagh, a Tale

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ISBN-10: 1116800403

ISBN-13: 9781116800401

Edition: N/A

Authors: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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List price: $11.99
Publisher: Creative Media Partners, LLC
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 188
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

During his lifetime, Longfellow enjoyed a popularity that few poets have ever known. This has made a purely literary assessment of his achievement difficult, since his verse has had an effect on so many levels of American culture and society. Certainly, some of his most popular poems are, when considered merely as artistic compositions, found wanting in serious ways: the confused imagery and sentimentality of "A Psalm of Life" (1839), the excessive didacticism of "Excelsior" (1841), the sentimentality of "The Village Blacksmith" (1839). Yet, when judged in terms of popular culture, these works are probably no worse and, in some respects, much better than their counterparts in our time.…