Paul Revere's Ride

By: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Three Poetry Terms

  • A phantom ship, with each mast and spar-metaphor- comparing ship into mast and spar
  • Across the moon like a prison bar- simile- comparing the moon to a prison bar
  • And a huge black hulk, that was magnified- alliteration- Hulk

Historical Refrences

  • Line 3: On the eighteenth of April, in seventy-five
  • Line 6,7: "If the British march by land or sea from the town tonight..."

American Revolution