Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Gerald R. Griffin

This literature criticism consists of approximately 13 pages of analysis & critique of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
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Critical Essay by Gerald R. Griffin

SOURCE: “Longfellow's ‘Tegnér's Drapa’: A Reappraisal,” in The American Transcendental Quarterly, No. 40, Fall, 1978, pp. 379-87.

In the following essay, Griffin explores Longfellow's artistic and philosophical intentions as evinced in “Tegnér's Drapa.”

For the uninitiated, Longfellow's “Tegnér's Drapa” (1847) must surely be one of the most confusing if not unrewarding poems ever written by the best known of the New England Fireside Poets. Without appropriate footnotes the bewildered reader is immediately at a loss to know who or what “Tegnér” is—and the same for “Drapa”—the title means “a death song or...

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