Paul Revere's Ride
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Ready to ride and spread the alarm through every Middlesex village and farm..."
The example is a line from the poem and is has a rhyme scheme because its not just like "listen to a story of Paul Revere's ride.""Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,..."
A nations strength
What makes a nation's pillars high And its foundations strong? What makes it mighty to defy The foes that round it throng? It is not gold. Its kingdoms grand Go down in battle shock; Its shafts are laid on sinking sand, Not on abiding rock. Is it the sword? Ask the red dust Of empires passed away; The blood has turned their stones to rust, Their glory to decay. And is it pride? Ah, that bright crown Has seemed to nations sweet; But God has struck its luster down In ashes at his feet. Not gold but only men can make A people great and strong; Men who for truth and honor's sake Stand fast and suffer long. Brave men who work while others sleep, Who dare while others fly... They build a nation's pillars deep And lift them to the sky.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
The way this connects to "Paul Revere's Ride" is they both are connected to the revolutionary war and based off of that. A nations strength is how the nation had to stand strong during the war.
This is a smile because it is saying he went a cross a moon like a prison bar and there comparing him to a prison bar