"Paul Revere's Ride" Project

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Historical reference

This historical reference is based on the American Revolution. Paul Revere was a man hired by the Boston Committee of Correspondence and the Massachusetts to carry news, messages, and copies to cities like Philadelphia and New York. In 1775 Paul Revere was sent to spread the news that the British were coming.

"A Nameless Grave" by: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The poems "A Nameless Grave" and "Paul Revere's Ride" are connected because they have the same author. Both of these poem are similar because they talk about great American wars. "Paul Revere's Ride" is about the start of the American Revolution and "A Nameless Grave is about the Civil War "A soldier of the Union mustered out,'

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."

Literary Terms


  • 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  • Historical Reference: The Real Story of Revere's Ride.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.