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SOURCE: “Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie; by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,” in American Literary Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 3, March, 1848, pp. 172-83. Reprinted in Longfellow among His Contemporaries: A Harvest of Estimates, Insights, and Anecdotes from the Victorian Literary World and an Index, by Kenneth Walter Cameron, Transcendental Books, 1978, pp. 20-23.

In the following review, the author summarizes the plot of Evangeline and provides analysis of Longfellow's use of hexameter.

A poem from Longfellow is sure to be welcomed, and what is better, is sure to be read; unless indeed it is a drama. Evangeline is a simple story, prettily told in a novel style of verse. The incidents and the personages—we can hardly call them characters—are few. The story opens about 1655, in Nova Scotia, or Acadie. The French inhabitants of that...

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