Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in 1807 in Portland, Maine, and he became a professor of modern languages at Harvard. His most famous narrative poems include The Song of Hiawatha, Paul Reveres Ride, "The Village Blacksmith," "The Wreck of the Hesperus." From his friend Nathaniel Hawthorne, Longfellow got a brief outline of a story from which he composed one of his most favorite poems, 'Evangeline'. The original story had Evangeline wandering about New England in search of her bridegroom....See more

Personality Profile For Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The following is a personality profile of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow based on his work.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is expressive and confident.

He is empathetic, he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. He is calm under pressure as well: he handles unexpected events calmly and effectively. But, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is also laid-back: he appreciates a relaxed pace in life.

More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for self-expression.

Considers independence to guide a large part of what he does: he likes to set his own goals to decide how to best achieve them. He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done.

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