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  • Personification
  • Simile
  • Imagery
  • "He saw the gilded weathercock/ Swim in the moonlight as he passed," (Line 93-4) The weathercock is personified the ability to swim in the moonlight.
  • Alliteration
  • "Mast and spar/ Across the moon like a prison bar," (Line 21-2) This is a simile because the Ship's mast and spar are compared to a prison bar covering the moon and like is used to compare them.  The Simile is meant to show how the Bristh dhips presence sparks fear in the colonist and shows the power of England.
  • Symbolism
  • "Till in the silence around him he hears ... The sound of arms, and the tramp if feet," This is an example of imagery that appeals to one's sense of hearing.
  • Hyperbole
  • "On a shadowy something far away," (Line 51) the repetition of the initial constant sound 's' in "shadowy something" forms alliteration and helps to create a mysterious mood.
  • "And the spark struck out by that steed, in his flight, / Kindled the land into flame with its heat." (Line 77-8) These two lines symbolize Paul Revere's ride as the start of the Revolutionary War and the American Patriotism that allowed the USA to form.
  • "In the hour of darkness and peril and need, / The people will waken and listen to hear / The hurrying hoof-beats of that steed, / And the midnight message of Paul Revere." (Line 124-128) This is an example of hyperbole because it exaggerates Paul Revere's ride to be the event in American History that everyone will remember as the greatest. When in reality we are now debunking most of the things originally believed to have happened during his ride and as a result of it.
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