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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807)close

Born in Portland, Maine, Longfellow became one of the best-loved American poets of the 19th century. Longfellow used distinctly American themes in his many works that include "Hiawatha," "The Courtship of Miles Standish," and "Evangeline."

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