v Also known as the Schoolroom poets or Household Poets. These were a group of American poets that were very popular both in
America and Europe.
v The group included Longfellow, Bryant, Whittier, Lowell, and Holmes Sr.
v Bryant was the oldest, and
was the youngest.
Oliver Wendell Holmes was the last to die, in 1894. Lowell
v These poets all lived in
Massachusetts, and were connected with ,
either as professors, students, or guest speakers. Harvard University
v Besides their popularity, these poets were connected by their style, using standard forms, meter, and stanzas, that made their work easier to memorize in school. J
v Their poems were about family life, mythology, and politics, and were meant for common people, not critics.
William Cullen Bryant
v Bryant became famous at age fourteen with his poem “Embargo”, criticizing the president.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
v Longfellow is famous for his poem “Paul Revere’s Ride”, about a hero of the American Revolution who warned farmers that the British were coming.
John Greenleaf Whittier
Quaker abolitionist, most famous for his poem “Snow-Bound”, about a family
trapped in their home by a snow storm. They relax by telling each other stories. Whittier
James Russell Lowell
famous for a book length satirical poem titled “A Fable for Critics”. It made
fun of all the most famous poets and critics in Lowell . America
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
v Holmes’s most famous poem is “Old Ironsides”, a poem that saved
’s greatest warship, the USS
Constitution from being turned into