Paul Revere's Ride

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Rhyme Scheme

" A glimmer, and then a gleam of light!

He spings to the saddle, the bridle he turns,

But lingers and gazes, till full on his sight

A second lamp in the belfry burns! (Longfellow 70)

This piece of text is an example of a rhyme scheme. It's a rhyme

Scheme because it has an ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends

Of the lines of each verse. It's rhyme pattern is abab.


" Where the river widens to meet the bay

A line of black that bends and floats

On the rising tide, like a bridge of boats (Longfellow 55).

This is an example of a simile because it's comparing one thing to another

of a different kind using like or as. It's comparing the horizon over the bay

on the tide to a bridge of boats.


" The watchful night wind, as it went

Creeping along from tent to tent. "

This is an example of personification because it gives a human characteristic to something nonhuman. Its says the wind was creeping from tent to tent but wind cant really creep.

Connection between to poems

Bravery by Lendi Servillon

The poem bravery has similar connections to Paul Revere's Ride. Paul Revere's Ride was about bravery because he was brave enough to warn everyone about the British attack. Which was a big risk because he could have been killed doing it. In the poem Bravery it states, "Those who conquer this great foe, We all call him a Hero, We call him brave, for he who seem unafraid (Servillon 9-12). " Which is saying that people who conquer great tasks are brave for being unafraid.


Works Cited

Servillon, Lendi. " Bravery. " Hata Bildir, n.d.. Web. 16 Jan 2014.

Tachuk, Ralph, and Gail Coupland. Elements of Literature. Austin: Holt Rinehart and Winston, 2005. Web.

The Real Story of Revere's Ride. Paul Revere Memorial Association, 1997. Print.