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CHAPTER XIV
AMERICAN LITERATURE

of Life and The Reaper and the Flowers. These have had nearly a hundred years of hard wear, but they still have a message for mankind.
Lovers of poetry were watching the young professor at Harvard. What would be his next work ? Longfellow's next volume contained, among other poems, The Wreck of . the Hesperus and The Skeleton in Armour.
Thus far his writings had been thoughtful and beautiful, but in the latter there was something more ; there was a stronger flight of the imagination, there was life, action, a story to tell, and generous promise for the future-a promise that was well kept in his narrative poems-Evangeline, The Courtship of Miles Standish, and the immortal Song of Hiawatha. He translated Dante's Divine Comedy and wrote several dramas.
Longfellow knew how to beautify his verse with exquisite imagery, which nearly always flashed a light upon the thought, as in Feeling is deep and still ; and the word that floats on the surface Is as the tossing buoy, that betrays where the anchor is hidden. He could produce beauty from the simplest materials, as in his Rainy Day, when he chose a time-worn subject, made a time-worn comparison, and used in his fifteen lines but fifty-six different words, all everyday words and five-sixths of them monosyllables ! His writings are so smooth and graceful that one sometimes overlooks their strength. Evangeline, for instance, is " A Tale of Love in Acadie," but it is also a picture of indomitable purpose and unfaltering resolution. Miles Standish is more than a charming Puritan idyl, centring in an archly demure "Why

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