1839 in poetry

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William Wordsworth, reproduced from Margaret Gillies' 1839 original

Works publishedEdit

United KingdomEdit

United StatesEdit

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson:
    • "Each and All", a poem calling Nature "the perfect whole"[5]
    • "The Humble-Bee", praising the "yellow breeched philosopher"[5]
    • "The Rhodora"[5]
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Voices of the Night, the author's first volume of original poetry; includes "A Psalm of Life" and "Light of the Stars"[5]
  • Edgar Allan Poe, The Haunted Palace, an allegory of mental states; considered one of the author's best poems, written at a time when his finances forced him to concentrate on stories rather than poetry; originally published in the Baltimore Museum and later included in "The Fall of the House of Usher"[5]
  • William Gilmore Simms, Southern Passages and Pictures, lyrical, sentimental and descriptive poems; New York[6]
  • Jones Very, Essays and Poems, prose and poetry[7]



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See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
  2. ^ Birley, Robert (1962). "Philip James Bailey, Festus". Sunk Without Trace: some forgotten masterpieces reconsidered. London: Rupert Hart-Davis. pp. 172–208.
  3. ^ Turville-Petre, Thorlac (1977). The Alliterative Revival. Woodbridge: Brewer. pp. 126–129. ISBN 0-85991-019-9.
  4. ^ Burrow, J. A. (1971). Ricardian Poetry. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. pp. 4–5. ISBN 0-7100-7031-4.
  5. ^ a b c d e Burt, Daniel S., The Chronology of American Literature: : America's literary achievements from the colonial era to modern times, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004, ISBN 978-0-618-16821-7, retrieved via Google Books
  6. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Simms, William Gilmore" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 25 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 123–124.
  7. ^ Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press
  8. ^ Rees, William, The Penguin book of French poetry: 1820-1950, Penguin, 1992, ISBN 978-0-14-042385-3
  9. ^ Naik, M. K., Perspectives on Indian poetry in English, p. 230, (published by Abhinav Publications, 1984, ISBN 0-391-03286-0, ISBN 978-0-391-03286-6), retrieved via Google Books, June 12, 2009
  10. ^ Paniker, Ayyappa, "Modern Malayalam Literature" chapter in George, K. M., editor, Modern Indian Literature, an Anthology, pp 231–255, published by Sahitya Akademi, 1992, retrieved January 10, 2009