"Paul Revere's Ride"
By: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
1.)"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 how alive;..."(Longfellow 629).
- It is the rhyme scheme AABB because hear, Revere rhyme and five, alive rhyme.
2.) "A glimmer, and then a gleam of light!/ He springs to the saddle, the bridal he turns,/ But lingers and gazes, till full on his sight/ a second lamp in the belfry burns!"(Longfellow 632).
- It is end rhyme because the rhyme is at the end of each line. For example, light, sight, and turns, burns. They all rhyme.
3.) "So through the night rode Paul Revere;/ And so through the night went his cry of alarm/ To every Middlesex village and farm-/ A cry of defiance and not of fear,/ A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door,/ And a word that shall echo forevermore!/ For, borne on the night wind of the Past,/ Through all our history, to the last,/ In th ehour of darkness and peril and need,/ The people will waken and listen to hear/ The hurrying hoofbeats of that steed,/ And the midnight message of Paul Revere"(Longfellow 633).
- The tone of the poem is determined. It is determined because Revere was sent on a duty, and he knew that he was going to succeed in it.
- April 18, 1775, Dr. Joseph Warren sent Revere to go to Lexington, Massachusetts to warn people that the Redcoats were coming.
- Employed by Boston Committee of Correspondence and Massachusetts Committee of safety as an express rider to carry stuff as far to New York and Philadelphia
- Was accounted by 2 other men doing the same thing by the names of William Dawes and Samuel Prescott
- All 3 men were arrested, but Dawes and Prescott soon escaped
- Revere was released when some time passed to return to Lexington to see part of battle on the Lexington Green
"Horses, they bring such joy,/ Horses, they’re like oversized toys./ Horses, they make the world go ‘round,/ Horses, they make the best sounds./ Horses, they hardly ever miss a beat,/ Horses, they’re always so sweet./ Horses, they give us freedom in life,/ Horses, they show us beauty and strife./ Horses, they’re the closest thing to perfection,/ Horses, they’re full of action./ Horses, they’ll be a girl’s best friend,/ Horses, they’ll be there til the end."
"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 how alive;..."(Longfellow 629).
These two poems are compared simply because they bothe have to do with horses. They both have to do with horses because Paul Revere rode a horse on his journey to warn the village folk.
Lucky You. "Horses." PoemHunter.com. N.p., 23 Jan. 2011. Web. 16 Jan. 2014.