H.W Longfellow- Henry Wordsworth Longfellow was a well-known poet of the 19th century. He was the man who had celebrated life and was well taught in literature. He was also a Harvard scholar, and in later years of his life taught at Harvard. He was appreciated for his work by Queen Victoria, Alfred Tennyson, and Walt Whitman. He died a wealthy man in 1882.
Summary of the Poem Shakespeare-
As the title of the poem states, the poem is centred around the praises of the great poet William Shakespeare. The poem initiates in amusement of the poet when he comes across the works of William Shakespeare. Truly he was on of the greatest English poet. The poem is also written in a Shakespearean sonnet of fourteen lines. The poet praises Shakespeare for his vision which is as bright as the city lights, he has classified himself for in his works, and the uniqueness of his works describes the qualified person he popularized for.
The characters presented in Shakespeare’s plays have a distinctive quality, they appear to be lifelike. The approach of Shakespeare to develop his characters has left an impact on the poet. The poet says that Shakespeare has been handed over the “lyre of gold,” and as a king, he sits on the throne, and poets follow his example. Whenever the poet goes through a Shakespearian play, he says that he feels a sweet fragrance of style and beauty intermingled with toughness and sharpness. The poet says Shakespeare mends with subjects so well, that the Gods of poetry loved him.