Paul Revere's Ride

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

3 poetry terms

1. Tone (example: mean, nice, and sad)

2.Rhyme Scheme (example: five, alive, revere, year)

3. Subject (example: Paul Revere's ride

Historical References

In 1774 and the spring of 1775 Paul Revere was employed by the Boston Committee of Correspondence and the Massachusetts Committee Of Safety. On April 12, 1775, Dr Joseph Warren told Paul Revere to ride to Lexington, Massachusetts, to warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams that the British troops were coming to arrest them. Upon Paul's arrival at midnight he cried out "The British are coming, the British are coming."


Connection Between 2 Poems

The poem To Be A Hero written by Olaniyan Kehinde, which is found on the website poemhunter.com, shows a connection with Paul Revere's Ride because Paul is considered someone who could be looked up to, which is what the poem To Be A Hero describes. The perfect example between the two poems are these quotes, "A hero is someone to be looked up to and someone who is courageous." (Kehinde) "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!" (Longfellow Pg. 633). These two quotes speaks of bravery.


Works Cited

  • Winston, Rinehart, and Holt. Elements Of Literature. U.S. 2005.
  • Kehinde, Olaniyan. Poemhunter.com. To Be A Hero . October 8, 2010. January 15, 2014