"Paul Revere's Ride" Project
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"A Nameless Grave" by: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Is the inscription on an unknown grave
At Newport News, beside the salt-sea wave,
Nameless and dateless; sentinel or scout
Shot down in skirmish, or disastrous rout
Of battle, when the loud artillery drave
Its iron wedges through the ranks of brave
And doomed battalions, storming the redoubt.
Thou unknown hero sleeping by the sea
In thy forgotten grave! with secret shame
I feel my pulses beat, my forehead burn,
When I remember thou hast given for me
All that thou hadst, thy life, thy very name,
And I can give thee nothing in return."
Inside the poem there are end rhymes almost in every stanza. An end rhyme is when there's a rhyme at the end of the line.
In "Paul Revere's Ride" there is some personification. Eager ears is personification because your ears can't even move so how are they supposed to be eager. "Meanwhile, his friend, though alley and street,/ Wanders and watches with eager ears," (Longfellow, 630)
The poem uses imagery to make the poem look more descriptive. Imagery uses words that appeal to the five senses. "Till the silence around him he hears/ The muster of men at the barrack tramp of feet,"
- End Rhyme: "Paul Revere's Ride". Longfellow, Henry. N.d.:n.p.630.Print.
- Personification: "Paul Revere's Ride". Longfellow, Henry. N.d.:n.p.630.Print.
- Imagery: "Paul Revere's Ride". Longfellow, Henry. N.d.:n.p.629.Print.
- Connective poem: Longfellow, Henry. "A Nameless Grave" Poemhunter.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2014.
- Historical Reference: The Real Story of Revere's Ride. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.