Paul Revere Ride

By : Henry Wadsworth longfeelow

Poetry terms

Simile -a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid .


  • Across the moon, like a prison-bar

Poetry Terms

metaphor -

a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.

ex -

A phantom ship, with each mast and spar

Poetry Terms

alliteration -

  1. the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

  2. And a huge black hulk, that was magnified


Historical Reference

The Poem is about the American Revolution.

Ex- On the 18th of April of 75

another poem

I Hear America Singing

by Walt Whitman

I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear, Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong, The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam, The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves off work, The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat, the deckhand singing on the steamboat deck, The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench, the hatter singing as he stands, The wood-cutter's song, the ploughboy's on his way in the morning, or at noon intermission or at sundown, The delicious singing of the mother, or of the young wife at work, or of the girl sewing or washing, Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else, The day what belongs to the day—at night the party of young fellows, robust, friendly, Singing with open mouths their strong melodious song

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How they are them same

They are both are based on the American Revolution.