Paul Revere's Ride

By: David Evans, Author: Henry Longfellow

Poetry Terms of the Passage

  • Line 21: And a huge black hulk, that was magnified. Alliteration
  • Line 20: Across the moon, like a prison bar. Simile
  • Line 24: Wanders and watches with eager ears. Alliteration


The Importance of this passage

This passage stated the true importance of Paul Revere's ride, on April 18th, in 1875. It shows when Paul rode to warn villages that the redcoats were coming. Also his colleagues warned different villages of what is to come.