Questions tagged [oliver-wendell-holmes]

Questions about the works of the American physician and poet Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935) or his life as a writer.

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How was the context of "Old Ironsides" clear at its first publication?

Following links from another SE site, I ended up on the Wikipedia page for the poem "Old Ironsides" about the eponymous ship of the US Navy. Wikipedia tells us (with sources) about how this ...