Paul revere's ride

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

poetry terms of use in "Paul Revere's ride"

Narrative poetry: Is when poem tells story, the poem is a narrative because it tales the story of revere's ride EX: "... and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul revere..." (long fellow stanza 1)


End rhyme: rhyme at end of the poem or narrative, Paul reveres ride has rhyme at the end of each sentence,

EX: ABAB

"...and with muffled oar (A)
...Charleston shore (B)
...over the bay (A)
...he mornings lay" (B)

Rhyme scheme: The order of the rhyming, in this poem it it varies
EX: AABB ( As seen above)
(setting takes place in 18th of April 1775)


COMPARRISON POEM: The cremation of Sam mcGee

  1. They both show rhyme and rhyme scheme; in Sam McGee the rhyme scheme is ABCB.
  2. It is also a narrative poem like Paul reveres ride.


1. EX: " ... in the morning sun (A)

...moil for gold (B)

... their secret scales (C)

...blood run cold" (B)