"Paul Revere's Ride"

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Paul Revere's Ride" to "The Ballad of the Oysterman" by Oliver Wendall Holmes

Both of this poems are narratives because they both tell the story of a person or thing.

Textual Evidence

In "Paul Revere's Ride" the poem tells the story of Paul Revere's midnight ride to warn people the British are coming.

In "The Ballad of the Oysterman" the poem tells the legend of a oysterman who finds his love by a river bank.

Poetry Terms