What features of the traditional epic are found in Evangeline?
What innovative and unusual metrical schemes does Henry Wadsworth Longfellow employ in his poetry?
What would you judge to be Longfellow’s greatest virtues as a lyric poet?
How is the twentieth and early twenty-first century reassessment of Longfellow’s poetry reflected in the republication and anthologizing of his work?
Longfellow wrote a large amount of poetry and wrote rather quickly. Are such composition habits more likely to mar the quality of a poet’s work or increase the chances of scoring successes?
Longfellow’s poetry was long considered accessible to, and appropriate for, elementary school children. To what extent is this judgment true today?