Paul Revere's Ride

By: Jesse Tyrrell

Simile

Line 21


"Across the moon like a prison bar"


Means that the ship was steadily moving across the water

Metaphor

Line 20


"A phantom ship."


comparing a ship to a phantom.

Alliteration

Line 22


"And a huge black hulk"


repeats the consonant H.

Historical Reference

On the eighteenth of April, in 75


America, A Prophecy By: William Blake

Both about revolutionary war


Atlantic glow to America's shore: Piercing the souls of warlike men, who rise in silent night.