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  1. Fireside poets Dennis clementeziggycorcueradong leeAustin Nicholsjoie payumobramsalasaikowatanabeerinwong

  2. FIRESIDE POETS • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow • John Greenleaf Whittier • Oliver Wendell Holmes • James Russell Lowell • William Cullen Bryant Cameron, Julia Margaret. Longfellow. 1868. JPG. Schurz, Carl. Whittier. 1907. JPG. Hawes, Josiah Johnson. Daguerreotype of Oliver Wendell Holmes. 1856. JPG. Norton, Charles Eliot. Lowell. 1855. JPG. Mora, Jose Maria. William. 1878.

  3. FIRESIDE POETS • “Schoolroom" or "household" poets • American poets to rival British poets • Overly sentimental or moralizing • Scholarship, political sensibilities, resilience of their lines • Longer narrative poems • American legends and home life

  4. William Cullen Bryant 1794 - 1878 • November 3, 1794 • As an infant, he was frail and sickly. • Staff of the New York Evening Post. Evans, William T. William Cullen Bryant. 1878. JPG.

  5. William Cullen Bryant 1794 - 1878 • Studied Law • ”a thoughtful, meditative character, and makes but slight appeal to the mass of readers” (Alexander K. McClure pp.62) • The Illiad

  6. To a Waterfowl • Exemplifies Alienation • Bryant parallels the birds instincts to a "Power” (Bryant, William Cullen 219) • God will always go wherever you go • Theme - Our faith in our God • Genre - Poetry Denney, Robert. Alabama Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Painting. 2009. JPG.

  7. To a Waterfowl Literary Terms Figure of Speech • Apostrophe • Metaphor • Personification Poetry • Alliteration

  8. Thanatopsis • A peaceful view of death • Comfort for the living • Death is inevitable. “Yet not to thine eternal resting-place” (Bryant, William Cullen 221) • Theme - Comfort of death • Genre - Poetry Durand, Asher Brown. Thanatopsis. 1796 - 1886

  9. Thanatopsis Literary Terms • Personification • Imagery • Symbolisms

  10. Olivier Wendell Holmes • Cambridge, Massachusetts • Harvard • Poet • "Old Ironsides” • Notable medic and poet • "The Atlantic Monthly"

  11. Old Ironsides • Oliver Wendell Holmes • USS Constitution Ship • Theme - Pride • Genre – Poetry & Dramatic

  12. Old Ironsides Analysis • Rhyme • Stanza • Imagery • Personification • Metaphor • Meter

  13. The Chambered Nautilus Summary • Lustrous Coil • “Year after year beheld the silent toil that spread his lustrous coil” (Holmes, Oliver Wendell. 227) • An example for the soul Genre • Poetry Theme • Motif • Imagery • Greek Mythology

  14. The Chambered Nautilus Analysis • Stanza • Rhyme • Iamb • Message

  15. Works Cited • "William Cullen Bryant." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 12 Sept. 2012. Web. 10 Dec. 2012. • Alexander K. McClure, ed. (1902). Famous American Statesmen & Orators. VI. New York: F. F. Lovell Publishing Company. pp. 62. • Bryant, William Cullen. To a Waterfowl … Illustrated, Etc. T.Y. Crowell & Co.: New York, 1887. Print. • Bryant, William Cullen. Thanatopsis. (A Poem). New York: D. Appleton, 1874. Print. • Holmes, Oliver Wendell. The Chambered Nautilus. . Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1895.

  16. Images Cited • Cameron, Julia Margaret. Longfellow. 1868. JPG • Schurz, Carl. Whittier. 1907. JPG • Hawes, Josiah Johnson. Daguerreotype of Oliver Wendell Holmes. 1856. JPG. • Norton, Charles Eliot. Lowell. 1855. JPG. • Mora, Jose Maria. William. 1878. • Evans, William T. William Cullen Bryant. 1878. JPG. • Denney, Robert. Alabama Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Painting. 2009. JPG. • Durand, Asher Brown. Thanatopsis. 1796 – 1886 • Moore, Richard C. Old Ironside. 1889. JPG. • T.Baecher. The Chambered Nautilus. 1906.