Poems by john g whittier

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Poems by John G. Whittier by John Greenleaf Whittier

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It may have been quoted by him, but it is much older. It goes back to Persia in the 12th century. I have a poem by JGW written to an ancestor. She was Mary Esther Carter my mother's maiden name and lived next to him in Amesbury or Newburysport. All my Carters were from those two towns. Caroline was 32 at the time. The poem's titled Valentine.

Although John Greenleaf Whittier's reputation as a poet declined drastically in the twentieth century, his career is of continuing interest as an example of the writer functioning as a deeply committed reform activist. In the thirty-year struggle to abolish slavery Whittier played an important role as a poet, as a politician, and as a moral force; and yet, though he was among the most ardent of the antebellum reformers, he was saved from the besetting sin of that class—a narrowing and self-consuming zeal—by his equal insistence on tolerance, a quality he had come to cherish all the more through his study of the persecution of his Quaker ancestors. But if Whittier's life was dramatic for the moral, political, and, on occasion, physical conflicts it included, his poetry—the best of it—is of at least equal significance. Whittier knew that he had written too much and that much of what he had written for the abolitionist movement had been hastily composed and for ends that were essentially political. Nevertheless, his collected poetry includes a core of excellent work, at the head of which stands his masterpiece, Snow-Bound. A Winter Idyl , a lovingly imaginative re-creation of the good life in rural New England.

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John Greenleaf Whittier was an influential American Quaker poet and ardent advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. He is usually listed as one of the Fireside Poets. Whittier was strongly influenced by the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Highly regarded in his lifetime and for a period thereafter, he is now remembered for his poem Snow-Bound, and the words of the hymn Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, from his poem The Brewing of Soma, sung to music by Hubert Parry. He grew up Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.

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  1. Kari T. says:

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  3. Mark D. says:

    John Greenleaf Whittier December 17, — September 7, was an American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States.

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