"We knew that Father Earl's time at sea was important to him. He did not talk about it as far as I know; but two poems we had to memorize were telling: 'Sea Fever' and
'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'."
- Charlie Daschbach, AHS 63-66
"John Masefield’s poem “Sea Fever” is a work of art that brings beauty to the English language through its use of rhythm, imagery and many complex figures of speech.
“Sea Fever” also sets a mood of freedom through imagery of traveling gypsies." Analysis by: https://schoolworkhelper.net
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 - 1892) was one of the "Fireside Poets," called such because their work was popular enough to be read (ostensibly by the fire) in homes all over America. And Whittier was one of those rare poets who actually made a rather comfortable living from the proceeds of his work.