Paul Revere's Ride

By: Clayton Moore

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Poetry Term 1

Imagery- "Booted and spurred, with a heavy stride, On the opposite shore walked Paul Revere". pg. 631, This example from the poem is talking about how Paul Revere stepped off his horse. Searching for the belfry tower. Its giving us language that appeals to the senses.


Poetry Term 2

End Rhyme- Through every Middlesex village and farm, For the country folk to be up and to arm". pg.629, This is pointing out when Paul Revere rode through all the villages and towns, alarming everyone. This is the last rhyme on the 2nd stanza.


Poetry Term 3

Simile-"A phantom ship, with each each mast and spar. Across the moon like a prison bar". pg. 629, This is telling us in detail of a ship's shadow reflecting across the moon. It compares to unlike things, like the moon and prison bars.


Paul Reveres Ride- April 18, 1775

"Listen, my children, and you shall hear. Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in seventy-five". This very important date changed history for America, because what Paul Revere did was worn us from British troops coming.