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Broken Oar

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Broken Oar by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is a poignant and beautifully written novel that explores themes of loss, grief, and the healing power of nature.

The story follows a man who is devastated by the sudden death of his wife and finds solace in rowing his boat alone on a quiet lake. As he navigates the waters, he grapples with his emotions and reflects on the memories of his life with his beloved wife.

Longfellow's prose is lyrical and evocative, capturing the raw emotions of the protagonist as he struggles to come to terms with his loss. The descriptions of the natural world are vivid and immersive, creating a sense of peace and tranquility that contrasts with the protagonist's inner turmoil.

Overall, Broken Oar is a moving and thought-provoking novel that will resonate with readers who have experienced grief or are seeking solace in the midst of loss. Longfellow's storytelling is masterful, drawing the reader in and holding their attention until the very last page.

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volunteers bring you 25 recordings of The Broken Oar by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow .
This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 10, 2020.
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy and was one of the Fireside Poets from New England.


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