Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie is an epic poem which follows an Acadian girl named Evangeline and her search for her lost love Gabriel, set during the time of the Expulsion of the Acadians. Evangeline describes the betrothal of a fictional Acadian girl named Evangeline Bellefontaine to her beloved, Gabriel Lajeunesse, and their separation as the British deport the Acadians from Acadie in the Great Upheaval. The poem then follows Evangeline across the landscapes of America as she spends years in a search for him, at some times being near to Gabriel without realizing he was near.
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882). One of Americas best loved poets, Longfellow drew on his own experience of domestic tragedy to produce some of the most moving and honest poems ever written.