Bayou Teche


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Teche, Bayou

(bī`ō tĕsh, bī`o͞o), 125 mi (201 km) long, S La., formed by tributary bayous and flowing SE to the Atchafalaya River near Morgan City. Navigable for more than 100 mi (161 km), it flows through a fertile sugarcane area. Bayou Teche was the setting for Henry Wadsworth LongfellowLongfellow, Henry Wadsworth,
1807–82, American poet, b. Portland, Maine, grad. Bowdoin College, 1825. He wrote some of the most popular poems in American literature, in which he created a new body of romantic American legends.
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As always, Louisiana comes fully alive, from the peaceful fog of the Bayou Teche to the manic streets of New Orleans.
When I return to our home in Louisiana, on Bayou Teche, a tidal stream on which members of my family have lived since 1836, I look at the red sun beyond the live oaks on the bayou, the smoke from stubble fires drifting off the fields, the hammered gold-and-purple light on the sugarcane, and in the gloaming of the day I want to see the moment caught forever inside a photographer's lens, before the land developers and the builders of strip malls and discount stores have their way with what I think are the gifts of both Heaven and Earth.
Between the Acadian French on the Bayou Teche and Canary Islander Spanish on the Bayou Terre aux Boeuf, little open land remained to attract these German and Slavic-speaking new Americans to Louisiana's southlands.
In the first, "A Gentleman of Bayou Teche," a Northern painter wants to capture the colorful spirit of rural Louisiana by portraying a local man in the imagined garb of the 'Cadian rustic, something the man, Evariste Bonamour, considers demeaning for any gentleman--Acadian or other--of the Bayou Teche.
Deep within the cool green shadows of the Bayou Teche lived Phillip LaDuc and his young sister, Anabelle.
1) "The Bayou Teche is pockmarked with bubbling, moss-green lumps that very well might be knotty-headed gators submarining and cracking the surface of the caramel-colored water.
That leads into the whole idea of the ghost figure and creating that sense of Bayou Teche and having to be kept hidden within the bayou, which makes her invisible to her culture as well as invisible to herself, because she doesn't know her historical roots.
Martinville, where the tomb of Emmeline Labiche and the ancient oak where she waited for her lover, Gabriel, stand alongside the Bayou Teche.
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Potato salad is the traditional accompaniment to fried seafood and fried chicken and in the southern part of the state, particularly along Bayou Teche.
2)Kate Chopin, "A Gentleman of Bayou Teche," Bayou Folk (Ridgewood, New Jersey: Gregg Press, 1967), p.
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