Paul Revere's Ride

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Poetry Terms

This story contains end rhyme. End Rhyme is the words that the end of lines that rhyme.

Ex: "Just as the moon rose over the bay, where swinging wide at her moorings way"

The words, "bay" and "way" rhyme. This can also be called rhyme scheme.


This story also includes metaphors. A metaphor is a direct comparison without using "like" or "as."

Ex: "Phantom ship" is used to describe the British ship.


Another poetry term I have spotted in this poem is alliteration, which is the repetition of consonants sounds.

Ex: "....a Huge black hulk..." The letter "H" is a consonant and it's the beginning of two words in this line.



Historical Reference

This poem had included the date that this event had happened (April 18, 1775), and it had also included a few of the events that happened. For example, the lighting of the lanterns in the church had actually happened.



A story by Washington Irving

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

This story is about a legend that haunts Sleepy Hallow. They call him, "The Headless Horseman."



Like the poem, Paul Revere's Ride, this story also is about someone on a horse that rides at night. Another thing that both stories have in common is that they both have a dark and mysterious tone.

Created By Elizabeth Mowen