The fireside poets were popular at a time when the United States was a new nation, suffering pressure from outside governments as well as growing pains of its own. Historical events such as the War of 1812 threatened to overwhelm the young democracy. At the same time, there was the beginning of the push for westward expansion, and the beginnings of the schism over slavery which would culminate in the Civil War. The fireside poets represented a movement to involve the reader in events of the current
Martin 4 Common Themes in the Works of the Fireside Poets In the time of the early 1800s, our country 's southern plantation businesses relied heavily on the producing and exporting of raw materials. The slaves of the south, in this era, were the backbone for producing the crop. The Triangular Slave Trade assisted with the supply of slaves here. Slavery ?seemed? fantabulous in the south, but morally incorrect. Abolitionist like Frederick Douglass were steadily rising. Authors started ascending
he tells me I should invite my father’s favorite poets, for Andrew is obsessed with poetry and tells me he can help me with the seating chart. I tell him what a brilliant idea that is. Andrew and I narrow the guest list down to twelve poets: William Cullen Bryant, John Greenleaf Whittier, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Herman Melville, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and Emily Dickinson.
intertwined. It is a song about a a disturbed kid going on a killing spree. Unlike Foster the People, people adore Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a nineteenth century poet, not because he had a good rhythm, but because he intertwines musicality and imagery. He merges sight and sound to establish a cinematic orchestra and paints a vivid image full of depth and personality. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow incorporates religion through the influence of nature and the strong presence of musicality in “The Cross of
What is the situation of the black American during this period? The situation of the black american during this period was one of change. In the years leading up to the civil war, the southern states were dominated by comically high amount of slaves, with almost 90% of African Americans in the United States being in chains. The abolition movement was growing though, and gaining a large backing. Come 1861, the cries for abolition were deafening, and the South seceded, firing the first shots of the
James Russell Lowell was a father and a husband, but most importantly he was a man of literature. Lowell's works were greatly influenced by those around him, events during his time, and events in his personal life. Lowell had to overcome many "brambles and boulders" through his life, such as the death of his wife and the death of most of his children, which affected, and are apparent in, his works. Although