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Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

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1.I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers,

From the seas and the streams;

And beneath, from the pebbles, in passing
a spark
Struct out by steed flying fearless
and fleet...

3.Here once the embattled farmers stood

And fired the shot heard round the world.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The Concord Hymn"

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1.consists of words and phrases that appeal to readers' five senses. Writers use sensory details to help readers imagine how things look, feel, smell, sound and taste. a repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words. Writers use alliteration for emphasis and to give their writing a musical quality. Note the repetition of the "s" and the "f" sounds a figure of speech which the truth is exaggerated for emphasis or for humorous effect. It is common in humorous poetry. Hyperbole can make a point in a light-hearted way. It can be used to poke fun at someone or something.

Historical reference for Paul Revere's Ride

(1860) is a poem by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow that commemorates the actions of American patriot Paul Revere on April 18, 1775, although with significant inaccuracies. It was first published in the January 1861 issue of The Atlantic Monthly. It was later retitled "The Landlord's Tale" in the collection Tales of a Wayside Inn.

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The Ride

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Explain connection between poems

Paul Revere’s fellow colonists counted on him to warn them when British soldiers marched toward their villages. Think of a time when people depended on you to do an important task.


Textual evidence to support connection

Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.

He said to his friend, "If the British march
By land or sea from the town to-night,
Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch
Of the North Church tower as a signal light,--
One if by land, and two if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm,
For the country folk to be up and to arm."

Works cited at bottom

  1. Jump up^ Triber, Jayne E. A True Republican: The Life of Paul Revere. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1998: 1. ISBN 1-55849-294-1
  2. Jump up^ "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere". Retrieved 2006-05-03.
  3. Jump up^ Calhoun, Charles C. Longfellow: A Rediscovered Life. Boston: Beacon Press, 2004: 230. ISBN 0-8070-7026-2.
  4. Jump up^ Fischer, David Hackett. Paul Revere's Ride. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994: 289. ISBN 0-19-509831-

Aesthetically pleasing

, in 1775 Paul Revere rode through the Boston countryside ringing bells and shooting guns to warn the British not to try to take to take American guns.

Paul Revere was tasked with warning Sam Adams and John Hancock that the British were coming to arrest them and on the way he stopped to knock on doors and rouse the Sons of Liberty militia to action. Revere encountered the British at one point but outran them and escaped without shouting a single warning.

After warning Adams and Hancock, Revere and two others continued riding on arousing the militia. On this ride Revere was captured by British troops. While a pistol was being held to his head, Revere confessed his actions and told the British that the militia had been warned of their movement and would be ready to fight.

After holding Revere for a while they took his horse and left Revere on foot. Revere ran across a pasture and graveyard to again reach the house where Adams and Hancock had been where he helped hide John Hancock's trunk.

Effective use digital medium

The Evolution of Public Warning: From Paul Revere to Social Media

For many Emergency Managers, the term “public warning” may conger thoughts of the Emergency Alert System and sirens