Poetry Project By. Keosha Jones

"Paul Reveres Ride" By. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Poetry Terms: Hyperbole

In the poem Paul Reveres Ride by. Henry W. Longfellow the use of hyperbole is used. "ready to ride and spread the alarm. The true meaning of the hyperbole is Paul is going to spread the word that the British is coming.

In the poem a use of end rhyme is used. The way end rhyme is used is at the end of every line in every stanza the word the word rhymes with another. "Listen my children and you shall hear/Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,/On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;/Hardly a man is now alive/Who remembers that famous day and year"(Longfellow 629).

The Poem also uses a simile. "Across the moon like a prison bar/(Longfellow 629)

Relative Poem: American Revolution

American Revolution

By Michael B., Hingham, MA

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Over the hills and halls of Mount Vernon

I heard voices that cried,

"No taxation without representation!"

And the Tories who lied.

In the monuments and museums and houses

I saw people who dreamed

In the battlefields of blood and of anger

I saw the British get creamed

I saw brave men who died

And children who cried

I heard calls for freedom to vote

I heard lofty appeals

And men with ideals

I read words that the wisest men wrote

Yet it baffles me now

To understand how

These men died for America and why

It's a nation of thugs

And homewrecking drugs

And poor homeless children who cry

Our forefathers tried

But instead they died

If you look closely, I think you'll find:

A nation of crime

And a nation of death

Was not quite what they had in mind.

Poem Comparison

"Paul Revere's Ride" and "American Revolution" Comparisons

Both poems "Paul Reverse Ride" by. Henry W. Longfellow and "American Revolution" by.Michael B., Hingham, both are during the time of the American Revolution. Both poems say that the men are not alive anymore.


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