Paul Reveres Midnight Ride

By: Henry Wideworth Longfellow

Poetry Terms

  1. End Rhyme- I chose this one because in every line the rhyme is at the end of the line.

"Listen, my children, and you shall hear/ Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,..."

(Longfellow 629).


2. Imagery- I chose this one because when i was reading this line i could picture this in my head.

"Meanwhile, impatient to mount and ride, / Booted and spurred, with a heavy stride..."

(Longfellow 631).


3. Idiom- I chose this one because when it says "cry of alarm" it doesn't really mean that he was crying.

"So through the night rode Paul Revere; / And so through the night went his cry of alarm..."

(Longfellow 633).


Historical reference

Paul Reveres ride was during the evening of April 18, 1775. During this time the American Revolution was going on between America and Britain and Paul Reveres ride was so important because if it wasn't for him warning the Americans and telling them that the British were coming we might would be under British control today.


Pictures

Courage by:Corey Fauchon

Courage is what makes us
Courage is what divides us
Courage is what drives us
Courage is what stops us

Courage creates news
Courage demands more
Courage creates blame
Courage brings shame

Courage shows in school
Courage determines the cool
Courage divides the weak
Courage pours out like a leak

Courage puts us on a knee
Courage makes us free
Courage makes us plea



  • This poem and Paul Reveres midnight ride poem have a connection because of courage. In Paul Reveres ride he showed courage because of got caught he probably would have got shot and killed or something. Also because in the poem above it talks about courage drives you to do something and if Paul Revere didn't have courage he wouldn't have rode and we might have been under British control today.


"Courage is what divides us/ Courage is what drives us..."

(Fauchon).