Paul Revere's Ride

By: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

3 Poetry Terms From Paul Revere's Ride

1. End Rhyme- "Listen my children, and you shall hear/ Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,..."(Longfellow 629).

Explanation: This is end rhyme because at the end of the line it rhymes. Such as in this one the rhymes are hear and Revere.

2. Rhyme Scheme- "Listen my children, and you shall hear/ Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,..."(Longfellow 629).

Explanation: This is rhyme scheme because hear and Revere rhyme and they are at the end of the lines. Hear and Revere is rhyme scheme because in rhyme scheme you use the alphabet to find the rhyme scheme. This example is AA.

3. Simile- "A line of black that bends and floats/ On the rising tide, like a bridge of boats"(Longfellow 630).

Explanation: This is a simile because it is comparing to unlike things using like or as. The comparison in this example is a black line, to a bridge of boats.

Narrative Poem Connected to Paul Revere's Ride

The poem I selected is The Battle of Nasby. I chose this poem because it connects with Paul Revere's Ride because it is also a narrative poem, which means it tells a story. The stories they tell are about war, which is also another connection between the two. The poem is by Thomas Babington Macaulay.

Textual Evidence to Support Connection

Textual Evidence from The Battle of Naseby:

And hark! like the roar of the billows on the shore,/

The cry of battle rises along their charging line:/

For God! for the Cause! for the Church! for the laws!/

For Charles, king of England, and Rupert of the Rhine!/

Textual Evidence from Paul Revere's Ride:

Beneath the churchyard, lay the dead,/ In their night encampment on the hill,/ Wrapped in silence so deep and still/ That he could hear, like a sentinel's tread,.../

Historical Refrence

The poem is important because it deals with the American Revolution. It is also important because of Paul Revere's Ride we won the war, and also it probably changed the outcome of the war drastically. You also know this poem deals with the American Revolution because the American Revolution was in 1774 and that is when this poem is set to.


"The Paul Revere House." The Paul Revere House. Web. 16 Jan. 2014.

"The Battle of Naseby." The Battle of Naseby. Web. 16 Jan. 2014.

"Narrative Poems." Narrative Poems. Web. 16 Jan. 2014.

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. "Paul Revere's Ride." United States of America: Holt,

Rinehart and Winston, 2005. Print.