"Paul Revere's Ride" - Anneliese Boujnane

"Paul Revere's Ride" - Anneliese Boujnane
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  • Personification
  • "The watchful night-wind, as it went/ Creeping along from tent to tent,/ And seeming to whisper, "all is well!" (lines 46-48)
  • All is well
  • Simile
  • That he could hear, like a sentinel's tread,/ The watchful night-wind," (lines 45-46).
  • Metaphor
  • "The Somerset, British man-of-war;/ A phantom ship, with each mast and spar," (lines 19-20).
  • This is an example of personification. The wind is being personified. Personification is when you give an inaimate object human chacterisitcs. The wind can not whisper "all is well" so that would be giving it human chacteristics of whispering. The wind is also given the chacteristics of being watchful and creeping.
  • Tone
  • "The fate of a nation was riding that night;/ And the spark struck out by that steed, in his flight,/ Kindled the land into flame with it's heat." (lines 78-80)
  • This is an example of a simile. A simile is a comparison between two unlike subjects using like or as. The wind is being compared to a sentinel's tread or the footsteps of a soilder who is gaurding a camp. The wind would be like a solider gaurding the graveyard.
  • Imagery
  • He heard the crowing of the cock,/ And the barking of the farmer's dog,/ And felt the damp of the river fog," (lines 90-92).
  • This is an example of a metaphor. A metaphor is a figure of speech in which something is described as though it were something else. The British ship is being described as a phantom ship because it is similar, big and kind of scary.
  • Alliteration
  • "A second lamp in the belfry burns." (line 72)
  • The tone of the poem is hopeful. The tone of a piece of literature expresses the writer's attitude toward or feelings about the subject matter. This shows an example of the author feeling hopeful because the spark from the horse is like the spark of freedom and revolution and is getting people excited so it shows how the author is hopeful about them doing well in the war that will start.
  • This is an example of imagery. Imagery is the use of words or phrases that appeal to one or more of the give senses. These lines are explaining sound and touch, or how something feels. 
  • This is an example of alliteration. Alliteration is the repetition of inital consanant sounds. The "belfry burns" is a repetition of the sound b.
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