Paul Revere's Ride
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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.
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.
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
Servillon, Lendi. " Bravery. " Poemhunter.com. 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.