Paul Revere Ride

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Paul Revere Run

Paul Revere Run is written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It is a narrative poem. A narrative poem is a poem that tells a story. This poem is based on historical events. It is past tense.


Poetry Terms

End rhyme - " Listen, my children, and you shall hear/

Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, . ."

- Hear and Revere is the two end rhymes

Rhyme Scheme - " Listen, my children, and you shall hear/

Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,

On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five;

Hardly a man is now alive

Who remembers that famous day and year."

- The rhyme scheme is at the end of each line, it rhymes in an " AA, BB, A

Simile - " A line off black that bends and floats/

On the rising tide, like a bridge of boats."

- A line of black is being compared to a bridge of boats.


Paul Revere Ride !

Historical Reference

" On the evening of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere was sent for by Dr. Joseph Warren and instructed to ride to Lexington, Massachusetts, to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops were marching to arrest them. "



In these two poems its basically restating the same thing . The only difference is that Paul revere ride is a poem. Doesn't give much detail. It just states it with other words to make it funny and historical. The Real Story of Revere's Ride gives all the facts. It's A Historical informational text. They relate cause its talking about the same thing, the same character, and the same setting.


When it talks about he was sent to warn the people that the British troops were coming to arrest them. It states that in both, the poem and informational text.