Compare And Contrast Paul Revere's Ride

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Paul Revere’s Ride Paul Revere is best known for a famous ride that he took to warn people in Lexington and Concord, about the British's plan to attack. There are two pieces of text to analyze. A poem called “Paul Revere’s Ride,” written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. And also a letter written by Paul Revere to his friend Dr. Jeremy Belknap. The two pieces of text will also be compared so we can see the similarities and differences. The text talks about the story of Revere’s ride and his journey. The poem is the first piece of text that we have to learn about Paul Revere's ride. On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere left on his now famous ride. The goal of this ride, was to warn people, that the British were preparing to attack the Middlesex villages in Concord and Lexington. Revere started off the ride, by taking a boat to Charlestown, where he then waited with his horse ready to ride. On his way to Charlestown, he sees a ”phantom” ship called the Somerset, which was a large British war ship. The poem describes the ship as a “phantom,huge black hulk and prison bar” to create a sense of fear and alarm. He had previously…show more content…
When he got there, he saw two British Officers. They tried to capture Revere, but he escaped to Medford. In Medford he quickly warned everybody he saw that the British were coming. In Lexington he found Hancock and Adams, and they left for Concord. They were then joined by Dr. Prescott who they learned to be a high Son of Liberty. Halfway there, they were surrounded by British Officers, but eventually got away. Revere got into Lexington, but lost his horse. He found Hancock and Adams in Mr. Clarks house. The letter give a lot more detail about what happened after the team was surrounded by officers. He explains how he fought of the officers, which is different then the poem. The letter then ends with Paul saying that he explained the best he
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